Supported Loving toolkit
LGBTQ+ social groups
LGBTQ+ social groups can be a great place to help people to meet others who understand their needs and a place to make friends and have fun.
CASPA - PRYZM
CASPA is built on a deep appreciation and celebration of diversity as well as a respect for the identify of each member of our community. We recognise that many of our members also belong to the LGBTQ+ community and that being both LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent gives a person unique perspective and challenges. We started our new group called PRYZM for our LGBTQ+ members in 2021 to give a safe, relaxed place to explore these issues and get to know other similar people.
CHANGE - Outspoken Project
The Outspoken Project offer opportunities for people with a learning disability and autistic people to be supported and social together through peer support activities. They aim to people’s confidence by helping them to strengthen their voices, leading to people getting better services for themselves. They provide free self-advocacy courses for LGBTQI+ people (who have a learning disability and/or are autistic) to learn more about their rights and to build up their self-confidence. They also provide a co-created peer support programme to increase connections and confidence amongst LGBTQI+ people who have a learning disability and/or autism.
LGBT+ Learning Disabilities Group Wolverhampton
The BCHFT Sandwell Learning Disability Community Nurse Team and Wolverhampton LGBT+ have come together to run a support group based at Pride House in Wolverhampton , where people with learning disabilities will be able to talk about their thoughts and feelings around their sexual and gender identity in a supportive, safe and inclusive place.
The nurse team will offer health promotion, educational advice and information about physical, psychological, emotional and sexual matters using appropriate resources, in a safe space.
LGBT+ Wolverhampton website
Email: 0121 543 4287
LGBT Plus Spectrum
A group for those who identify as neurodiverse and/or pan-disabled. Although they are based in Stockport, they accept members from anywhere in the UK.
LGBT Plus Spectrum website
Telephone: 07562 269 558
Nice 2 Meet Ya
Nice 2 Meet Ya provides social events, workshops and a friendship and relationship matching service to adults (18+) who have learning disabilities or who are neurodiverse in Hertfordshire. We run a monthly welcoming LGBTQ+ group for registered members. We are member-led and the meet up dates and activities are decided by our members. N2MY staff and volunteers also join to offer support but members are very welcome to attend with their own support as well.
OUT in Leeds
OUT in Leeds is a supportive and welcoming LGBTQ+ group for learning disabled and/or autistic people The group meets on Tuesday evenings in Leeds city centre and enjoys a mix of social activities and workshops. We are member-led so the activities are decided by the members. Support staff and volunteers are present to offer support but people are also welcome to attend with their own support too.
Outcome is a LGBTQI+ only space for anyone needing support with their mental health, run by an LGBTQI+ team. We are based in Islington, North London, but can support anyone across London. We offer a therapeutic non-medical model drop-in space for clients to relax in online and in-person, as well as activities such as art, creative writing, day-trips, and trans inclusive gender-specific groups. Although there is an important social aspect to Outcome, we are not a social group and our priority is supporting people with their mental health in a safe, friendly, and therapeutic setting. We accept self-referrals.
Rainbow Friends London
A social group for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have a learning disability, autism or brain injury who meet up for social events at various locations across London each month.
SPARC+ is a community based peer support and social group for younger adults aged 18-35 with support needs (people with a learning disability, autism, disability, a life-limiting condition and/or mental health issues). They meet online and in-person in the West Midlands and welcome everyone.
United Pride Friends
An LGBTQ+ service based in the North-West, designed to support people with Autism or learning difficulties. At the heart of our service, we want to have a great time! We aim to bring members of the LGBTQ+ community with Autism and Learning difficulties together in a safe space that is accessible, accepting and confidential.
United Friends Website
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