The Connect Service- can help you by finding info about local services, activities & opportunities. If needed, Connect staff can work with you around money issues, housing problems, health management & other things. This short-term support will be tailored to your needs & will focus on achieving what you want in a way that suits you.
If after exploring these options you feel you may need more support, then you might need to have a Care & Support Assessment. This will allow you to explain the things you are finding hard to achieve & we will discuss with you how we might be able to help you.
The aim of the assessment will always be to help you regain or maintain a level of independence. We will carry out the assessment in the most proportionate way depending on your needs, this could be over the telephone or at one of our clinics.
Please contact us on 0300 500 80 80, an advisor can help you with your options and may complete a referral for a care and support assessment.
We are an information and support network for the LGBT+ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and other similar minority sexual or romantic orientations and gender identities). Whatever your age or relationship status, it can sometimes be difficult to talk to friends, family or partners about your feelings or concerns. Contact us and have a confidential chat with one of our trained volunteers.
Worries and concerns about gender and sexual orientation
Just a chat when you're lonely or down
Information about groups, venues and social events in the local area
Information about employee LGBT+ networks
Sex, sexual health, safer sex, HIV/AIDS, STDs
Legal issues such as asylum, child custody, hate crime (we can't give legal advice but can signpost you to support)
We provide a phone helpline, email, text and live chat service for support and information.
LGBT+ Service offers a range of confidential one-to-one appointment based and group specialist support to young people identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and any other identities, or those questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation. Parents and carers support is also available.
LGBT+ Service provides a safe and non-judgmental place where young LGBT+ people can be themselves, meet new friends, take part in activities and access specialist support from trained and professionally qualified staff, on a range of issues including:
Emotional and social support
•Sexual health advice
•Tackling discrimination and hate crime reporting
•Information on LGBT rights and legislation
•Accessing LGBT+ health services
•Support with issues in school and college
•One-to-one counselling or family mediation.
Weekly group sessions are:
11-16 LGBT+ Group – Thursdays 3-6pm
16-25 LGBT+ Group – Wednesdays 5-8pm
Monthly group sessions are:
Trans and Gender Diverse Group - First Thursday of every month 6:30-8:30pm
Parents and Carers Group – Third Wednesday of every month 6-7:30pm
Referrals to all services can be made by professionals working with young people or families of young people. Self-referrals can be made by young people aged over 13. All referral forms can be found on the website https://www.lgbtplusnotts.org.uk/
Outburst is a safe space for young people aged 11-19 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning, to be themselves, meet friends, get involved in activities such as the crafts, music making, watch movies, get some help but most of all just have fun!
Worksop pride is a small group of volunteers who work throughout the year to organise an event to show solidarity with the LGBT+ community. 2018 saw the 3rd annual event attract over five thousand people.
Trained listeners identify as Trans, non-binary or gender fluid, they are understanding and will Listen and Offer Support
Mindline Trans+ is a confidential helpline for people who identify as Trans, non-binary or gender fluid that provides a safe place to talk about feelings confidentially and receive signposting to appropriate services and support.
Co-run by mental health charities Bristol Mind and Mind in Taunton and West Somerset it was first made available to local people in South West England from February 2017. Following its success, and with the support of Mind’s Equality Improvement team, the helpline is now being made available across the country.
I would describe being a same sex couple experiencing baby loss as being in a small pond, within a small pond. Whilst neither pond is actually that small once you start swimming around in it – you have to search far and wide to find others likes yourself.
Visit the Legacy of Leo website for more information and blogs
Chesterfield Golden Rainbows is a confidential social support group for those who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or Transgender, and are over the age of 50. At our meetings we could have an activity, listen to a guest speaker, have a quiz or enjoy a games afternoon.
The group decides what they would like to do, with the emphasis on friendship. We may also go out as a group or attend an event as a group.
The group meets in Meeting Room 2, next to the cafe, Chesterfield Library, Beetwell Street, Chesterfield S40 1QN.