LGBTQ+ 

Information & Support

Being part of the LGBTQ+ community when caring can bring additional worries and concerns. Often people worry services won't be LGBTQ+ inclusive and or have faced discrimination in the past.

 

Here at YACbook, we are proud to be LGBTQ+ inclusive and strive to ensure you feel accepted and understood in your caring role and outside of it. 

 

Here at YACbook we want to ensure carers feel accepted and have their voices heard.  We are always striving to improve how we include those in the LGBTQ+ community. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please Contact us. 

We strive to be accepting & understanding

If you are a young adult carer, we can support you in your caring role no matter what your circumstances or how you identify. Our friendly support workers can work with you 1-1 or over the phone to provide advice and sign post you to the information and advice right for you. Contact us to find out more.

We can support you

LGBTQ+ Resources

Pride West

'Gay Life in Bristol, Wiltshire & Swindon'

Events, groups, pride festivals and more
 

Stonewall

Charity organisation across the UK and abroad providing LGBTQ+ Advice, support, and information in your area
 

LGBT Foundation

LGBT advice, information, events and more
#EqualityWins

 

Lacie

Advice from Lacie, a YAC part of the LGBTQ+ Community

Being LGBTQ+ is something that majority of us in the community can struggle with, but this can become an even bigger struggle for young adult carers. Caring is hard enough without an onslaught on conflict about who you are. These conflicting feelings can take over, and become something that plays on your mind night and day. 

Even though the overall stance on homosexuality has changed, there are still a vast number of individuals who are abusive towards the community, this can also have an effect on carers - especially if those they care for are part of this group.

Being yourself is a necessity for a healthy mind, and being LGBTQ+ is no different. Embrace who you are, and remember there are always people to talk to, even if you don’t know them, the internet is full of an abundance of forums and help sites. Remember - You Are Valid. 

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