Ageing Better is an exciting new initiative which aims to help older people become more involved in their local communities, have a voice in service provision and set up their own networks and activities, to reduce their social isolation.

Approach provides specialist support and advice for older people with dementia and related health issues in North Staffordshire.  Approach is a thriving, professional organisation providing a wide range of high-quality services to older people and adults who are socially disadvantaged.

Older Women Rock  ‘Older Women Rock!’ is a project of poetry, retro clothes, performance and film created by spoken word poet Leah Thorn

LGBT Consortium LGBT Consortium is the UK’s national umbrella body for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans voluntary and community organisations. Set up in 1998, the organisation focuses on the development, support and strengthening of LGBT groups, organisations and projects so they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights.

LGBT Foundation is a vibrant charity with a wide portfolio of well-established services and a rapidly developing range of new initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual

MIND provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Gay Farmers Website and helpline

Samaritans If you want someone to talk to, there is someone to listen. Samaritans won’t judge or tell you what to do. Call for free 116 123

Seniors and Addiction – A helpful guide for older people from

Super Carers – Commercial site on elderly care with FREE care guide

Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community Substance use disorders have a greater effect on LGBTQ+ people than on the heterosexual population. have recently produced this useful guide

Trans-Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire has a large Trans community, however support and social opportunities have previously been limited. Sanctuary Stoke & Staffordshire was set up by The LGBT Network in partnership with Gender Matters & Staffordshire Police to support people who are Transgender in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire. In 2016 the decision was made to rename the group as Trans-Staffordshire.

TransUnite is a comprehensive resource for people in the UK searching for support in the transgender community. Our easy to use, mobile friendly directory connects you to an established network of trans support groups near you.