LGBT+ PLUS Spectrum is an exciting new addition to LGBT+ PLUS and aims to support LGBT+ members who also happen to identify as neurodiverse and/or pan-disabled.
We have found that there is very little awareness and dedicated support groups catering to neurodiversity and pan-disability within the LGBT+ community. This is the reason why we have decided to create this brand new sub-group to enable those who can identify to network with other likeminded people; and in doing so encourage eachother to share ideas which will create accessible social networking opportunities and fun activities, which will gradually build the self-confidence required to step into new social environments.
By joining LGBT+ PLUS Spectrum you will make a network of friends who will help you to find new ways to enhance your life socially, practically and possibly even professionaly.
As with all other aspects of LGBT+ PLUS there is no formal membership and you may casually attend any social whenever you like. We encourage that if you would like to join LGBT+ PLUS Spectrum that you identify as neurodiverse and/or pan-disabled or work as a carer of somebody who is. We also happily accept anyone who would like to support us in enhancing and evolving this exciting and new alternative provision.
Our members primarily meet regularly via Zoom on a bi-weekly basis (every 2 weeks) in the evening, however they also meet for in-person activities within Stockport and Greater Manchester. Due to regularly meeting online we accept new members based anywhere within the United Kingdom.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce yourself and we will send you a Zoom invitation.
A subgroup coordinator is assigned from a volunteer within their own membership. The coordinator ensures that all meetings and activities are carefully organised and undertaken safely to the wellbeing of members. They also keep Stockport LGBT+ PLUS executive committee up to date with any new developments. Our current coordinator is Ciaran, who is 23 years old and lives with the condition known as Cerebral Palsy.
LGBT+ PLUS Spectrum is currently working closely in partnership with the following supportive organisations..