We host a WhatsApp chat group for members and supporters who are engaged with our online and in person social activities.  The purpose of this group is to:

  • Support each other between meetings
  • Exchange information about upcoming events and activities
  • Arrange informal meet ups
  • Learn new digital skills

 

Please note that when you join the WhatsApp group other people using the chat can see your mobile telephone number. However, our group is private and the chat is restricted to people who are known to us.

If you would like to join our WhatsApp chat group please Contact Us.

WhatsApp Chat Group Guidelines

When using our WhatsApp chat group please:

  • Use the group to exchange messages that are relevant to the aims and activities of The North Midlands LGBT Older Peoples Group – combatting loneliness and isolation is one of our core aims so simply sharing stuff and being social is fine
  • Do not pass on telephone numbers or other personal details to anyone outside of The North Midlands LGBT Older Peoples Group
  • Be mindful of our policies especially those related to equality and diversity
  • Do not not post anything that is derogatory, discriminatory or defamatory
  • Be respectful of others and their right to hold opinions that are different from your own
  • Please try to avoid controversial topics such as political opinions or debating contentious issues. We want everyone to focus on the things that we have in common and the things that unite us
  • Be positive, helpful and supportive. Treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself

 

The North Midlands LGBT Older Peoples Group is an adult peer support group.  Our WhatsApp chat is not moderated but we reserve the right to remove someone from the chat if their behaviour breaches our policies or the WhatsApp Chat Group Guidelines.

Learning WhatsApp

If you needs help learning WhatsApp you may find the following resources to be helpful. You can also ask questions in the WhatsApp group itself as part of the purpose of out chat is to support the learning of Digital Skills

Age UK – Internet tips for older people, what is WhatsApp

Learning Disability England – WhatsApp Quick Guide

WhatsApp – Help pages and frequently asked questions