Tag Archives: Support

Breaking the Binary

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: BtB

Description: A project run by and for non-binary people from across the whole spectrum. We run a variety of events for non-binary people.

Services Offered: Weekly Support Groups on a Friday Evening; Fortnightly Socials on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

Organisation/Service Address: Unity LGBT Centre
71 High Street
Swansea
SA1 1LN

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: Free Wifi
Computers
Gender neutral toilet

Contact Name: Sascha Amel-Kheir
Position In Organisation: Founder/General Administrator
Contact Telephone Number: 01792346299

Contact E-mail Address: sjkheir@unitygroup.wales

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: No parking available

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: 10am - 9pm Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm Saturday

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English - Russian, Arabic, French and Italian available on request.
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Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: FTWW

Description: Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales (FTWW) is a third sector organisation set up to support, inform, educate, and advocate for girls and women in Wales who are suffering a range of health conditions and who are not receiving adequate (or fair) treatment.

FTWW aims to empower women to speak up with confidence amidst a medical and societal environment which tends to privilege the male experience, often dismissing women’s symptoms and concerns as being ‘psychological’ in origin.

Current campaign is on Endometriosis but it is our mission to support all girls and women regardless of the condition as we notice the big inequalities women face within the healthcare system.

We have a closed Facebook group for discussion and information, a website, and you can also contact us for further support.

Services Offered: Support, Guidance

Website: www.ftww.co.uk/our-mission

Contact Name: Debbie Shaffer
Position In Organisation: CEO

Contact E-mail Address: info@ftww.co.uk

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Please add any other details:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/393110234196590/
Twitter:
@FTWW_Wales

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Swansea Endometriosis UK Support Group

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: Endo UK

Description: We are a support group that meets once a month to discuss and gain support with Endometriosis. Carly is the Group Facilitator on a voluntary basis. We meet at the LC Swansea and are on Facebook too.

Services Offered: Support & Guidance

Website: www.endometriosis-uk.org

Contact Name: Carly Stewart
Position In Organisation: Support Group Facilitator

Contact Address: Unity Centre,
71 High Street,
Swansea,
SA1 1LN
*For letters etc only*

Contact E-mail Address: SwanseaGroup@endometriosis-uk.org

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Our meetings at the LC, Swansea have parking available and many disabled parking spots for those needing it.

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: Once a month. Please e-mail for details of next meeting.

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English
Registered Charity Number: 1035810

Membership Costs/Charges: No charge for attendance at meetings.
Endometriosis UK does offer membership options for further support on their website.

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Unity LGBT Centre

Any Other Names/Acronyms Which You Are Known By?: Unity Group Wales, Unity Identity Centre, Transgender in Wales, Swansea Bay Unity LGBT Project

Description of Organisation: We are an LGBT+(Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) centre in the heart of Swansea. We run many groups for all identities within the LGBT+ community from our Ladies Night! group through to our No Going Back project for LGBT+ asylum seekers.

Our drop in service is from 10am-12pm for any information on what we do and what is available in the wider area. Feel free to drop in and see us.

Services Offered: Advice, Guidance, Signposting, Information, Free Sexual Health items, Training, Socials, Support.

Address: Unity LGBT Centre/Unity Identity Centre,
71 High Street,
Swansea,
SA1 1LN

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Facilities Available: Toilet,
Free wifi,
Tea/Coffee
Community space
Donated clothes/items for those in need

Website: www.unitygroup.wales

Contact Name: Carly Stewart
Position In Organisation: Centre Manager

Contact Address: Unity Group Wales,
71 High Street
Swansea,
SA1 1LN

Contact Telephone: 01792 346299
Contact Mobile: 01792 520111

Contact E-mail: info@unitygroup.wales

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?:
The Centre itself has no parking but there is pay and display parking available nearby. We advise using public transport where possible as we are opposite the train station and the number 4 bus route stops directly outside the centre.

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening Times: 10am-9pm Monday-Friday 10am-2pm Saturday Closed Sunday

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation?: English. Welsh, French, Arabic, Russian on request

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Free Membership

Please Add Any Other Details: We run:

Ladies Night! - for Lesbian, Bi and Trans women.
Mens Night! - for Gay, Bi and Trans Men.
Breaking The Binary - for Non-Binary identifying individuals.
Trans Brunch Club - Third Saturday of every month.
Partners, Parents, Family & Friends of Trans Individuals - Second Sunday of every month.
Life Gets Better Together - Group for everyone LGBT+ to socialise.
Rainbow Wellbeing - A mental wellbeing group for LGBT+ people.
No Going Back Swansea - For LGBT+ asylum seekers.
The Friday Matinee - A get together to watch films.
Age With Pride - Over 50+'s LGBT+ group.

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Family Information Service

A comprehensive list of organisations relating to children and young people can be found on the Family Information Service website.

The Family Information Service offers free impartial information and advice to childcare providers, employers, organisations and parents/carers of children aged 0 – 19 on a wide range of childcare, children’s, family support & family related issues.

They also offer information on and/ or signpost to:

  • Education & Family Learning Services
  • Health & Wellbeing Services
  • Play, Sport & Other Recreational facilities
  • Social Care & Family Support Services
  • Children, Childcare and Youth Services
  • Financial and legal services
  • Child Development
  • Staying Safe
  • Local and National services for disabled children and young people.

For further information please view the website www.swansea.gov.uk/fis  or contact 01792 517222 / 0300 123 7777 or email fis@swansea.gov.uk.

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LGBT Cymru Helpline

LGBT Cymru Helpline is a free and professional caring service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people in Wales offering free support, advice, and counselling to the LGBT community in Wales.

Services Offered: Counselling, advice, support, information

Address:
c/o 71 Pen y Graig Road,
Townhill,
Swansea
SA1 6JY

Public Access At This Address: No

www.lgbtcymruhelpline.org.uk

Contact Name:Mr Chris Reed
Position In Organisation: Volunteer Co-ordinator

Contact Address: c/o 71 Pen y Graig Road,
Townhill,
Swansea
SA1 6JY

Contact Telephone: 01792 828057
Contact Mobile: 07837 920234

Contact E-mail: line@lgbtcymruhelpline.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Free parking is available

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: (Access With/Without Assistance Or No Access)Access without assistance

Status Of Organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening Times: voicemail service: 24 - 7Helpline Hours: 7.00pm - 9.00pm Monday & Wednesday. Counselling: by Appointment

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? Bilingual (Welsh/English)

Affiliations/Qualifications: All our counsellors are BACP members

Cost of Membership/Charges: e.g. £10 per year membership.
Please include any concessions or discounts.

Publications Produced: Website, Newsletters, directories, leaflets, etc.

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Bullies Out

Provides help, support and information to individuals, schools, youth and community settings affected by bullying.

Website: http://www.bulliesout.com

Contact Name: Linda James

Contact Address:

  • GF, 2 Neptune Court
  • Vanguard Way
  • Cardiff
  • CF24 5PJ
Contact Telephone: 029 2049 2169

Contact E-mail: mail@bulliesout.com

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GSP

GSP is a community group set up as a limited company. It organises a number of community events each year in St. Thomas including the GSP Lantern Parade, The Eastside Carnival and the Community Awards night. It offers support to all the people and groups who live and work in the area, and produces and quarterly magazine written by the community, for the community.

Description of Organisation: Advice on funding, volunteering and sign posting to other providers in the sector.

Contact Name: Mr Lee Hawthorne
Position In Organisation: Project Development Officer
Contact Telephone: 01792 472021
Contact Mobile: 07918767883

Contact E-mail: gsp_partnership@btconnect.com

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users without assistance

Opening Times: The GSP office is open 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

Affiliations/Qualifications:The GSP (Grenfell Park, St. Thomas and Port Tennant) Community Regeneration Partnership

Cost of Membership/Charges: FREE

Publications Produced: Quarterly 12 page, colour magazine.

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Cancer Information and Support Services

CISS is a registered charity set up in 1993 to help cancer patients, their friends, families & carers. As well as support & advice CISS also offers complementary therapies at both their Swansea and Neath centres.

Drop in Centre open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Charity shop open 10am to 4pm daily, Monday to Saturday.

Website: www.cancerinformation.org.uk

Contact Name: Mr I Addison
Position In Organisation: Manager

Contact Address: 2 – 2A Gwydr Crescent
Uplands Swansea
SA2 0AA

Contact Telephone: 01792 655025

Contact E-mail: info@cancerinformation.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Parking available

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users without assistance

Opening Times: Drop in Centre open Monday to Friday 2pm to 4pm. Charity shop open 10am to 4pm daily, Monday to Friday.

Affiliations/Qualifications:
BACP, Swansea CVS, Neat & Port Talbot CVS

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Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care provides support to anyone who has been bereaved by death.

Services Offered: One-to-one support/counselling for Adults and Children; Support Groups; Social Group; Crisis/Trauma Support; Telephone Support;Leaflets and Literature; Bereavement Awareness Talks and Training

Address: Orchard Business Centre,
Orchard House
SA1 5AS

Website: http://www.cruse.org.uk

Position In Organisation: Area Co-ordinator/Development Officer
Contact Telephone: 01792 462845

Contact E-mail: crusemorgannwg8429@freeserve.co.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users with assistance

Opening Times: telephone enquiry/referral line is usually available Monday-Thursday between 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.

Publications Produced:

Newsletters

By appointment Tel: 01792 462845Our telephone enquiry/referral line is usually available Monday-Thursday between 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. If there is no one in the office messages may be left on our 24 hour answerphone and replies will be made at the earliest opportunity.There is a National Helpline daily between 9.30 a.m. - 9.00 p.m. on 0870 167 1677

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Swansea Consumer Support Network

Advice and information on consumer issues for Swansea Consumers and traders; local consumer news; leaflets; safety recalls

Website: http://www.swanseaconsumer.org.uk

Contact Name: Mrs Karen Telford
Position In Organisation: Co-ordinator
Contact Telephone: 01792 635600
Contact Fax: 01792 635676

Contact E-mail: csn@swanseaconsumer.org.uk

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Info-Nation

Info-Nation is Swansea’s information, advice support service for young people, aged 11-25. We provide our services through our city centre one-stop shop and in schools and other youth organisations. 

Services Offered: Youth information, advice & support: Counselling, Internet access, Legal rights advice, Carers advice, Volunteering Opportunities, Substance Misuse information & support, Support for visually impaired young people, Gum Clinic including pregnancy testing, emgergency contraception and a nurse led advice, Condom registration scheme, Support & play opportunities for young parents, Support for those witnessing or experiencing domestic / dating abuse, Support for those questioning their sexuality and living with Aids / HIV.

Address:
47 Kingsway,
Swansea
SA1 5HG

Public Access At This Address:
Yes

Contact Name: Toni O'Hara

Contact Address:
47 Kingsway,
Swansea
SA1 5HG

Contact Telephone: 01792 484010
Contact Mobile: 07930 328607
Contact Fax: 07930 328603
Contact E-mail: info-nation@swansea.gov.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
No dedicated parking. City Centre multistorey pay and displaywithin one minute walk.

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: (Access With/Without Assistance Or No Access)
Access with assistance

Status Of Organisation: Statutory
Opening Times: Tuesday - Friday 12pm - 5.30pm & Saturdays 12pm - 5pm.
What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? Bilingual (Welsh/English)

Affiliations/Qualifications:
Member of Youth Access.

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Free service

Publications Produced:
e.g. newsletters, directories, leaflets etc.

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