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The group meets regularly, every Monday at 19:30, and is AA aimed specifically at helping LGBT+ people to recover from alcoholism through abstinence in a friendly, non-judgemental environment. We are a non-religious self-help group of recovered alcoholics, led by a Trans woman.
Joanna Daley (proud to be trans!) and the group meets regularly at the Friends Meeting House, 126 Hampton Rd, Bristol, City of Bristol BS6 6JE.
We help parents handle the challenges of parenting after separation. We are the designated provider of the CAFCASS Separated Parents Information Programme for Bristol. Our courses are ran to cover the following areas: Bristol, Bath, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, Gloucester and Cheltenham.
As well as helping parents handle the challenges of life after separation, the programme seeks to enable parents to consider situations from their child’s perspective, and provides advice and support on how to help children who are in this situation.
Most parents attending SPIPs have been referred by the court and are funded by CAFCASS. We are also able to offer programmes to parents who are not in court proceedings (who pay privately to attend). Please contact us for further information.
Our South West office is based in Bristol and cover Covers Bristol, NE Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Bath, Avon and North Dorset. Our friendly team of experts recruits adopters from all sections of the community.
We help a range of children from around the UK to find adoptive families, but also specialise in children who may not otherwise get a chance to be adopted. These can include
Brother and sister groups.
Children of all ages and ethnicities.
Children with disabilities, medical problems or learning difficulties.
Digital parenting support, providing trusted advice written by our under 5s team and one to one online chat with a Family Support Worker.
Digital parenting support, providing trusted advice written by our under 5s team and one to one online chat.
We’re making it easier to find parenting advice you can trust, with advice from our under-fives team.
We can provide general parenting information on a range of topics or you can chat online to our Family Suppot Workers. We can talk to you about child development, behaviour, eating, sleeping, toilet training, work, finances, how you feel, wellbeing and anything else you want to!
We’ll also signpost you to local services and the best parenting apps and websites we can find.
ARA is a registered charity formed in 1987 by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. It is estimated that ARA has helped over 40,000 people with alcohol, drug, gambling and mental health issues and has saved an estimated £50 million in costs to the community.
Over many years ARA has provided structured treatment, counselling, housing support, education, training and employment guidance as well as many other interventions to promote recovery and a healthier life.
Today ARA is a major provider of supported housing services in Bristol as a partner in the Recovery Orientated Alcohol and Drugs Service (ROADS). ARA supports people with common mental health problems through its Connect Psychology service in Bristol and South Gloucestershire and has an extensive and expanding service providing counselling and support for problem gamblers.
LGBT Addiction Recovery Social Group
25 Midland Road in Old Market on the first Monday of each month apart from Bank Holidays between 5.30pm and 7pm. It is for Bristol ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service).
Age of Diversity was set up to be a continuing voice for older lesbian gay bisexual and trans (LGBT) people, after the closing of the organisation Polari which worked in this field.
We currently maintain this website, with helpful information resources (many from Polari) about older LGBT people. We have also published new research (Appropriate Treatment which is about older LGB people’s experience of general practice) and this is available on our website.
What about Age UK?
We work closely with Age UK and any other organisations that are providing services that empower older LGBT people and improve the quality of our lives.
We are pleased that Age UK Opening Doors and other organisations have taken up the work on older LGBT people’s needs. Age of Diversity is not currently active in organising with older LGBT people and we concentrate on maintaining the information resource that is our website.
Lindsay River, our convenor, is occasionally able to give talks.
Appropriate Treatment, published by Age of Diversity on the 9th of November 2011, is a report by Lindsay River on a survey of older LGB people about their experiences of general practice, illustrated with drawings and charts.
The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) was founded in 2001 with two distinct goals: creating public acceptance and discussion of asexuality and facilitating the growth of an asexual community. Since that time we have grown to host the world’s largest asexual community, serving as an informational resource for people who are asexual and questioning, their friends and families, academic researchers and the press. AVEN members throughout the world regularly engage in visibility projects, included but not limited to distributing informational pamphlets, leading workshops, arranging local meetups and speaking to interested press. The AVEN community centers around the web forum, which provides a safe space for asexual and questioning people and their partners, friends and families to discuss their experiences.
Welcome to the Asexual Visibility and Education Network.
AVEN hosts the world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.
Unlike celibacy, which is a choice to abstain from sexual activity, asexuality is an intrinsic part of who we are, just like other sexual orientations. Asexual people have the same emotional needs as everybody else and are just as capable of forming intimate relationships. To find out more about asexuality, click here. For media and speaking requests please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also like to check out our forums. (On occasion our forums may be undergoing maintenance: if so please visit our backup board.)
We appreciate any donations to help with our server costs. Please go here.
NEW! AVEN plans to host TWO conferences this year.
Partnering with Aces and Aros NYC, we plan a one day conference on 29 June 2019 in New York City, the day before the Pride march. For conference tickets click here and for an events calendar in the NY area, click here.
Further, we hold the UK Asexuality conference 2019 on 23 June in Edinburgh. We have now confirmed the conference will be held at the John McIntyre Conference Centre (“Edinbrugh First”), EH16 5AY. To register, please click here. For more details, visit the conference website.
Improving outcomes for Bristol children, young people and families is the key driver for all our work. In order to do this, we must prioritise and focus on key issues. The Bristol Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) is the overarching strategic plan to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. The Children’s Services Scrutiny Commission receives quarterly reports on how well we are doing against key performance indicators. It will also receive updates on our plans and strategies. The agendas and minutes of these meetings are available on our Committee Minutes page. Our schools, colleges, child care providers and children’s social services are inspected regularly and reports of these inspections can be found on the Ofsted website. We have produced a needs assessment examining the causes and impacts of child poverty in the form of a blog. You can access it and contribute to the debate. The site also contains a wider series of data, analysis and consultation on the lives of children, young people and families in Bristol.