Family Network - LGBT+ Families

This group is an informal meeting for other parents of LGBT children/young people, who are looking for the opportunity to meet other parents and share feelings, thoughts and experiences, while also getting support, information and advice.

We welcome all questions you may have and no subject is taboo. This is a friendly place to discuss your child, without discrimination or judgement. We believe if you are reaching out to us, then you are open to understanding.

We also accept people from the wider family such as Grandparents. We would love it if you are comfortable in your child being LGBT+ and would like to be in on the conversation to help others. Contact us if you would like to know if this is the group for you.

The Family Network meetings take place in a safe and secure location at our wellbeing centre, located at 15 Castle Street in Reading.

Due to numbers, we do ask people to book for the Family Network group – to let us know you’re attending give us a call on 0118 321 9111 or use the contact us form.

Your privacy is of utmost importance. Our support group is based on mutual understanding and respect. We never disclose the details of attendees of our groups, or post any online content without explicit prior permission.

Free tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the meeting.

We wish all visitors to feel comfortable in themselves, we would expect our visitors to respect the views of other people within the group at all times.

If you have any questions about the Family Network or any of our groups, please contact us.

Our support groups are completely free. If you wish to donate to the running cost of the event, you’re welcome to make a small donation at one of the donation pots available across the centre.

Our next Events are scheduled FOR:

Due to the effects of COVID-19 and government advice for self-isolation. We have suspended our PHYSICAL group sessions for the time being. DETAILS ON VIRTUAL MEETINGS CAN BE FOUND AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

We will update this page once this restriction is lifted.

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13 hours ago

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We are recruiting! 🌈🌈

We are currently looking for a project manager to assist in the process of purchasing the building we currently lease, in Castle Street Reading.

The successful candidate in this paid role will join us at this challenging and exciting time; in the midst of the COVID chaos our landlord has asked us to tend a bid to buy our Grade II* listed home.

Reporting directly to the CEO and working closely with our grants and finance teams you will be managing communications between estate agents, surveyors, the landlord, banks and grant providers and statutory bodies. For more information and application please see supportu.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=559afe86-10fd-47a2-b767-0caf64a2d385
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2 days ago

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Look out for our annual survey coming tomorrow we would love to know your thoughts! 🌈 🌈 🌈
We have put this survey together to gather lots of information about what support is available to you and how this can be improved. As this is our annual survey we would really appreciate you taking the time to answer questions that will help us continue to #SupportU in the best way possible. We look forward to hearing your responses.
#lgbtq🌈 #SupportU #diversitymatters
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2 days ago

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Introducing our new online walking tour celebrating the LGBT history of Reading since the 1800s. 🌈 🌈 🌈
Our @brokenfutures team have developed this 2 mile walk to show the rich LGBT+ history found in the town!

Please visit this link to get involved and sign up: geotourist.com/tours/3825 (you may need to visit our Facebook to access this link)

We also want to thank the National Lottery Heritage Fund for supporting us and making this project possible. 🎉
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2 days ago

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Terminology Tuesday! 🌈 🌈
Please feel free to share with us how you would define non binary as this is a very personal topic and holds different meanings to many people. We are here to #SupportU
#terminologytuesday #lgbtq🌈 #lgbterminology #diversitymatters #lgbtqeducation
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