Kristie Findlater

Jamisontown, New South Wales

Disability advocate, matchmaker

Kristie is often asked by the people she supports for help to find a boyfriend or girlfriend. But for people with intellectual disabilities, safely navigating the dating world – particularly online – can be challenging. This is why Kristie set up LifeLinks, a program that aims to help people with intellectual disabilities make friends or form relationships through social dinners. She is now using her AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to establish a dating agency that offers supported introductions as well as personal safety and healthy relationship advice: “To love and be loved is a basic human need but this is often not seen as a priority for people with support needs. My agency will help address this need in a safe and understanding manner.”