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This section includes the local authorities of Ceredigion and Powys. It offers information about LGB groups as well as some mainstream organisations that support LGB people listed under the categories below.

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LGB Support and Social Groups

LGB groups offer peer group support, the friendship and help of someone in the same situation and experiencing similar issues, to address the feelings of isolation and difficulties associated with 'coming out' and dealing with discriminatory social attitudes. The essential principles and functions of these groups are similar to other peer group organisations, such as Gingerbread, the support organisation for lone parent families.

Click here for information on LGB Helplines

BalchAberPride, University of Wales Aberystwyth

http://users.aber.ac.uk/scty04/
AberPride provides entertainments, campaigns and support to all LGBT students at University of Wales Aberystwyth as well as their friends.
Email: soc@aberpride.org.uk or cym@aberbalch.org.uk 
Post to AberPride, c/o Students Union, Penglais Campus, UWA, Aberystwyth SY23 3DX.

Bi Cymru/Wales

The all Wales social-support network for bisexual people and those who think they might be bi.
Email: bicymru@yahoo.co.uk
Text: 07982 308812

Gay Outdoor Club (GOC)

www.goc.org.uk
The Gay Outdoor Club operates throughout Wales and provides a wide range of outdoor and indoor sports and recreational activities LGBT men and women. These activities include walking, cycling, swimming, badminton, etc.
Contact: info@goc.org.uk
For Shropshire & Mid Wales contact Rycharde on 01630 653842, their walk pattern is 2nd Sunday of month.

Lampeter SU LGB Association, University of Wales Lampeter

The Lampeter LGB Association supports LGB students, defends their rights and organises social events.
Email: lgb@lamp.ac.uk
Post: Lampeter LGB Students Association, c/o Students Union, UWL, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7CD

TW Counselling

TW Counselling offers LGBT friendly, face to face counselling, over the telephone or over Skype.

02921 286883

twcounselling@gmail.com | www.twcounselling.co.uk 

Young People's Groups

Freedom - LGBTQ Youth Group - Powys

Powys Youth Service has started an LGBTQ Youth Group aimed at 13 - 25 year olds. We provide a safe space to socialise and meet other lgbtq young people from Powys. For more info and details of meetings contact one of our youth workers at Youth Information Powys on
0300 111 0234 or by email freedom@powys.gov.uk

Safety

Domestic Violence

The All Wales Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Helpline

A 24 hour freephone signposting and information service for women, children and men in Wales who are experiencing, or who have experienced abuse at the hands of someone close to them.

Tel.0808 80 10 800 

The Dyn Project

The Dyn Project works across Wales to support men who experience domestic violence.
 It gives support to male victims across Wales by providing someone to listen without judgement.  The helpline staff can also help find services to assist callers in their local area.  The helpline is totally confidential and free to call - 0808 801 0321

Welsh Women's Aid

Welsh Women’s Aid s the national umbrella organisation representing local Women's Aid Groups situated throughout Wales. Their member groups provide direct services for women and children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse, and can offer advice/refuge to women in heterosexual or lesbian / bisexual relationships if they are escaping or are affected by domestic abuse.

www.welshwomensaid.org.uk

Police

Dyfed Powys Police

 www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/advice-and-support 
Dyfed Powys Police have specially trained Hate Crime Support Officers spread throughout the force to help victims of all hate crime. They work with police officers to ensure early detection and provide additional support to the victim including identifying measures to reduce the likelihood of becoming a repeat victim. The training of the Hate Crime Officers included talking to members of minority communities about their experiences of hate crime.

Dial 101 for non-emergencies such as:
you need the police to attend to assist in a non-emergency situation
to report a crime or incident
for general enquiries
For confidential advice & support ask to speak to a Hate Crime Officer.

Only dial 999 in an an emergency such as
Serious injury has been caused or there is a threat of serious injury
A crime is in progress and the suspects are at or near the scene
Postal address: c/o Communities & Partnerships Dept, Dyfed-Powys Police, Police Headquarters, PO Box 99, Carmarthen SA31 2PF

Support

Victim Support

www.victimsupport.org.uk
In Wales in 2010 Victim Support developed a partnership project with Stonewall Cymru to encourage more victims and witnesses of homophobic and transphobic hate crime, whether they are ‘gay or straight’, to access Victim Support¹s enhanced support service. The It’s No Joke project has ensured that Victim Support staff and volunteers understand some of the issues and support needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who experience hate crime. Click here for 'It's No Joke' leaflet.
Victim Support is a national charity of trained volunteers who provide free, non-judgmental and confidential support to a victim and their family whether or not the crime has been reported to the Police. They can provide emotional support, practical help with changing locks etc, witness/victim support in court and assist in claiming Criminal Injuries Compensation.

Wherever you are in Wales just call 0845 612 1900, offices are open 8am to 8pm.

Click here for more Safety information.

Advice and Health

Citizens Advice Bureau CAB

www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Citizens Advice Bureaux provide free, confidential and independent advice from bureaux, GP surgeries, hospitals, colleges, prisons and courts. The advice helps people resolve their debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, consumer and other problems and is available to everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, disability or religion.
For your local Bureau click here
For Online CAB advice click here 

Parenting

SPLAG Wales - Support for Parents of Lesbians and Gay Men

www.fflag.org.uk
Confidential helplines are run across the UK by voluntary parents of LGB people to support parents and their children
Helpline for Wales - 0845 652 0321 or 0845 652 0322open evenings and weekends, or
e-mail: janet.jeffries@btinternet.com 

Accommodation

Over the rainbow

www.overtherainbowwales.co.uk
West Wales vegetarian guest house. Licensed for civil partnerships.
Email: info@overtherainbowwales.co.uk
Phone: 01239 811155
Post: Plas Tyllwyd, Tanygroes, Ceredigion, SA43 2JD

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