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ABFABB LGBT Peer Group Meetings Bridgend

Bridgend LGBT+ Peer Group Meetings

ABFABB run ​peer group meetings throughout the year enabling Bridgend’s LGBT+ community to meet-up, socialise, get to know other LGBT+ community members and discuss all the things that are important to them.

Open to anyone aged 16 or over, meetings are held in a safe, welcoming & friendly environment and are peer led, guided by ABFABB staffers and our mutually agreed code of conduct (please see our Code of Conduct section detailed at the bottom of this page). As well as getting to know and socialise with other LGBT+ community members, the meetings are a great opportunity for service users to discuss and share individual experiences, likes & dislikes about the community & its service provision and how we can affect the changes that we want within our community. 

Held on the dates detailed below (see the Meeting Dates section further down this page), our LGBT+ peer groups run along the lines of part ‘social’ and part ‘engagement’. The social aspect of the meetings are an opportunity for members of Bridgend’s LGBT+ community to meet up, get to know one another and talk about any topic(s) you want (within reason of course!) under the guidance of ABFABB staffers. The engagement part is when, as a group, we’ll get down to the nitty gritty of matters that most effect our community and provides a very reel opportunity for group members to impact on the changes we collectively want to see.

If you’ve never been to a peer group meeting before and want to know more information about them, please give us a call on 01656 647 601 and we’ll be more than happy to help & assist you. If you are interested in attending our peer group sessions and don’t know how to get to us, please scroll down this page a little more for information on how to get to us.

Details of all peer group meetings are advertised on our Facebook & Twitter pages and are now also detailed on our site events page. For those that don’t have internet access or don’t use social media we are more than happy to text you a day or 2 before hand. If you would like more information about the ABFABB peer group meetings, please contact us using any of the contact methods listed on our contact us page.

Where are we?

We are housed in offices at The Bridge MPS located in Bridgend town centre.

Our address is:
46-48 Dunraven Place
Bridgend
CF31 1JB

Phone: 01656 647 601

Our offices can be accessed through the main entrance of The Bridge MPS, all visitors are required to report to and sign-in at the reception area at the top of the stairs.

PEER GROUP MEETINGS ARE NOW HELD
AT THE ZONE.

(Entrance located next door to the main entrance of The Bridge MPS)

If you require any assistance in getting to us please feel free to call us and we’ll do our very best to assist you.

Meeting Dates

Dates for our next peer group meetings are detailed below. These are provisional and are subject to change – changes will always be notified via our social media pages and the events page our our website.

LGBT Peer Group Dates - 2017
Month Date Time Date Time
January 28th 10am to 1pm
February 9th 6pm to 8pm 25th 10am to 1pm
March 9th 6pm to 8pm 25th 10am to 1pm
April 13th 6pm to 8pm 29th 10am to 1pm
May 11th 6pm to 8pm 27th 10am to 1pm
Code of Conduct

This document sets out a code of conduct to be observed by both staff and service users. We want everyone using our services to feel safe, respected and have their opinions valued, irrespective of age, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion/belief (or the lack of), disability, sexuality, relationship status, pregnancy or maternity, as specified in the Equality Act 2010. ABFABB will not accept the following behaviour:

  • Any physical assault on staff or group users
  • Bullying in any form will not be tolerated
  • Being disrespectful to others
  • Cyberbullying and any unlawful/discriminatory/offensive use of social media
  • Disclosure of sensitive information regarding other service users
  • Racial or discriminatory abuse
  • Foul, abusive and/or inappropriate language or comments
  • Refusing to do as asked in the interests of Health and Safety
  • Disrespect of the environment

This statement will be available in full in a public space on the premises. Copies can be provided on request. Any complaint will be processed following the Bridge MPS’ Complaint Policy, which is also available to view on request.

Please also note that both ABFABB and Bridge MPS staff members are primarily on hand to ensure your safety & well being together with that of your fellow peers. Further to this, staff members also have duty of care that extends beyond the peer group sessions/meetings in order to protect not only you but other members of the public at large. Should you divulge any sensitive information that we deem justifies action or further investigation we will be duty bound to refer and/or report any and all instances to the relevant 3rd party agency.