Category: Bulletin News

UNISON highlights to plight of public sector employees with their #PayUpNow campaign

UNISON recently published various comments from UNISON Members about their experience of the ongoing public sector pay cap. The impact of this cap is hard to read.

As part of our Pay Up Now! campaign calling for an end to the pay cap, members have been telling us their stories of living without enough money…

Source: ‘I go without lunch and tell my colleagues I’m on a diet’ | Article | News | UNISON National

If you feel you need emotional support from the consequences of ongoing pay caps you can talk to Samaritans for free any time of day calling 116 123

LBGT+ Support Services

LBGT+ Support Services

Our Branch Equalities Representative, Natalie, has compiled a list of support services related to LBGT+ If you find yourself needing support in the workplace please get in touch with a Branch representative.

The Norfolk LGBT+ Project

Norfolk LGBT project is a community based service run by and for the LGBT community. It is a service influenced by the needs of its service users. We provide social support groups as well as health and well being advice. We believe that by working in partnership with local groups, communities and organisations that we can provide the best possible service for the LGBT community in Norfolk.

Visit Norfolk LGBT+ Project

Visit Norfolk PRIDE LGBT+ Directory

 

Mindline Trans + Helpline

Though, not a counselling service, the charity MIND opened a new helpline in February 2017. Initially it is a pilot scheme to assess the need for such a service to support those who identify as Trans+, their families and friends. The service is available on Mondays and Fridays between 8pm and Midnight. The telephone number is 0300 330 5468 . If you are feeling isolated, distressed or upset – or you just need someone to talk to ring 0300 330 5468.

Please be aware it is unclear how long this pilot is running for.

BLAH Norwich – for youth

The main purpose of our work is to provide a safe venue, away from the scene where young LGBT people can have the opportunity to talk about issues affecting them. BLAH LGBT Youth Groups are an “open access” drop in – this means that you don’t have to take part in any group discussions that we may have or come along every week in order to take advantage of the full range of services that we provide. You don’t even have to stay for the whole session or share anything about yourself that you don’t feel comfortable with – remember: you are free to leave at any time.

Information available at: More information available blahyouth

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

T: 0800 999 5428 E: help@galop.org.uk

Emotional and practical support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical – it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too.

The LGBT community can face greater barriers when accessing support services especially if they are not ‘out’ yet and this can add another potential element of abuse onto what they are suffering. (ie. the perpetrator threatening to ‘out’ them to friends and family if they leave).

Opening Times:
10am – 5pm Monday 10am – 5pm Tuesday 10am – 5pm Wednesday 10am – 8pm Thursday 1pm – 5pm Friday 12pm – 4pm Sunday 1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service.

Online chat:
3pm- 7pm Saturday 3pm- 7pm Sunday

Police Diversity Liaison Officers

These police officers are specially trained in Equalities issues and understand the additional difficulties different communities can experience, for instance in relation to hate crime.

Broadland, South Norfolk and Breckland
Gavin Tampin, Tel 101 ext 2505 or 07824080282 or email : TampinG@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

For Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community
Ashley Grant, Tel 07786 111775 or email : Granta@norfolk.pnn.police.uk