Medway Pride CIC, MGSD Centre, 331 High Street Rochester Medway ME1 1DA hello@medwaypride.co.uk 01634 408668
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Welcome to Clover Street, the Medway sexual health hub

Our main sexual health hub is at Clover Street in Chatham.

We provide a complete range of sexual health services including contraceptionSTI testing and treatmentpsychosexual therapy services and care for people living with HIV. You can also pick up free condoms from any of our clinics.

Under 25? We’ve got services that are just for you.

For advice and opening times call our Central Booking Team on 0300 123 1678 (please note this is not a clinic number).

Please vist our Facebook page for more videos

What can we help you with?

There are lots of different ways to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, choose the one that’s right for you and your partner. 
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I need some

You can get free condoms from any of our clinics, or if you’re aged 13-24 you can register for the  ‘Get It’ scheme and pick up free condoms from a local pharmacy, or online.
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If you have had unprotected sex and are worried about unplanned pregnancy, act fast! You have 2 choices of emergency contraception.
I’ve had unprotected sex

If you think you have an STI, it’s important to been seen quickly by a qualified professional. Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed, we are here to help you, and we really have seen it all before!
I think I’ve got an infection

We provide treatment and support to people who are affected by HIV. Your GP or another health professional can refer you, or you can refer yourself if it’s easier for you. You can expect a completely confidential service from us.

If you are worried that you may have HIV then come to any clinic and talk to us about getting a test.
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Services

Some of our clinics are especially for people under the age of 25.

for under 25s

The Apple Tree project is designed to make sure that reasonable adjustments are made when a person with learning disabilities needs an appointment at a sexual health clinic.

By asking for Apple Tree, the person taking the call immediately knows that the caller needs a double appointment.

Apple Tree

Learning Disability Service
0300  1234 195
kentcht.ldsref@nhs.net

Sexual Health Service
0300 123 1678
kchft.sexualhealthservice@nhs.net

Watch our patient journey film

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Medway Asthma Self-Help (MASH)

MASH supports people and families affected by asthma in Medway. We aim to improve awareness and understanding of asthma, its triggers and treatment, and to empower people with asthma to self-manage their condition. During Covid-19 telephone consultations, our asthma nurse can provide advice and support with asthma – discuss medications, asthma reviews and personalised asthma action plans. Letters containing the advice given and any recommendations will continue to be sent to clients to forward to their GPs.

When face-to-face appointments are able to safely resume, we will again be able to offer spirometry and FeNO testing for asthma diagnoses and monitoring, and airborne allergy testing. All of our services are FREE and open to all.

Call 01634 855844, email medwayasthmaselfhelp@btconnect.com, send a message via social media or our website: www.medwayasthmaselfhelp.co.uk.

Facebook: @Medway.Selfhelp

Twitter: @MedwayAsthma

wHoo Cares

wHoo Cares

Whoo Cares is a community interest company working to support those on the Hoo Peninsula, with the overarching aim of reducing social isolation. Since 2015 we have been working towards this using a person-centred model of support for both vulnerable people and their carers.

We understand that the lives and circumstances of each of our Partners (beneficiaries) are unique, this is why we utilise a personalised Life Plan as the basis of our support. The Life Plan, developed with one of our Community Life Planning Coordinators, works to identify practical steps and supports that will make a real, positive difference to an individuals life. Support offered is highly variable, ranging from a weekly chat and cuppa or regular phone call, through to help getting to a local coffee morning, club/ group, GP or Hospital appointment. Our in person befriending has also proved valuable to carers, providing an hour or so of respite.

Currently our services look slightly different to comply with social distancing measures – however, we our doors remain firmly open for anyone in need!

Michelle Trumper

07584 285016 / 01634 272138

Community Engagement Officer
wHoo Cares (Hoo Peninsula Cares CIC)
www.whoocares.org.uk
www.facebook.com/whoocarescic

www.twitter.com/whoocarescic

community@whoocares.org.uk

Unison Pride

UNISON LGBT+ Pride

https://www.unison.org.uk/ 

UNISON is the UK’s largest union, serving more than 1.3 million members. We represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, although they may be employed in both the public and private sectors. We represent members, negotiate and bargain on their behalf, campaign for better working conditions and pay and for public services. And more besides. 

A trade union is a group of employees who join together to maintain and improve their conditions of employment. Trade unions bargain for better pay and conditions and provide assistance and services to their members. 

Representing our members is a key part of UNISON’s work. Our reps form the vital links between members and the union as a whole and are volunteers, trained by UNISON to support members at work. 

Campaigning is a vital part of our work. It is one method we use to raise awareness of issues, fight for employment rights and gather support for local, national and international issues. One of UNISON’s main aims is to help workers fight for fairness and equality in the workplace and beyond. Challenging discrimination and winning equality is at the heart of everything UNISON does. 

UNISON fights discrimination and prejudice in the workplace on behalf of its LGBT+ members. We work together in local and national groups of LGBT+ members to campaign and provide support for our members. We do this by building local and national groups of LGBT+ members, negotiating with employers an offering individual support to anyone experiencing discrimination.  

The South East region has a very active LGBT+ committee; we meet throughout the year to discuss campaigns and issues affecting our members. The committee are great supporters of many local pride events across the region and are delighted to be sponsoring Medway and Gravesham for the first (but hopefully not last) time! 

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Solent Gay Men’s Chorus

We are delighted to present two special videos from our friends at Solent Gay Men’s Chorus, many of whom are UNISON members! 

For more information please see their website here: https://www.sgmc.org.uk

UNISON Q&A Session: LGBT+ Rights and Community & Workplace Organisation

UNISON is the country’s largest trade union, with over 1.3 million members. We represent people in the public sector, including those in the NHS, schools, local government, utilities, probation, social care and more besides. The union is divided into 12 separate regions under a national body, including here in the South East, where we have over 100,000 members! 

Please join Lucy Power and Patrick Young for a special Q&A session. We’re here to discuss a range of issues including discrimination or bullying by colleagues, how to make sure that the voices of the LGBT+ community are heard in the workplace, how we support a range of LGBT+ charities and organisations, and any other questions or topics you may have for us! 

Lucy Power

Lucy Power works for Kent Police, and is a member of UNISON’s South East and National LGBT+ Committees, and LGBT+ Representative on both the Regional Women’s Committee and the Regional Police & Justice Service Group. 

Patrick Young is an Area Organiser for UNISON South East and Regional Co-Lead for our LGBT+ Self Organised Group. He works to support a number of local government, health, and police and justice branches across the south, and is also the Regional Social Care Lead. 

See you there!

Pride month – during a pandemic

June usually represents a time when we come together to celebrate Pride in a spirit of love, acceptance and inclusion; a time when we honour the memory of the original Stonewall activists and organise to face the challenges still ahead.

Sadly, the devastating effects of the coronavirus have meant the cancellation of over one hundred Pride events across the UK, depriving the LGBT+ community of much needed social contact.

Read more here Pride Month During a Pandemic

Please find links for more information from Unison below

Out in UNISON – Our regular newsletter for LGBT+ Members in UNISON

UNISON Guide to Tackling Bullying At Work

Race and Sex Discrimination: A Practical UNISON Guide To Identifying Unlawful Discrimination 

How to be a Good Bi+ Ally to People at Work

Gender Identity: An Introductory Guide for Trade Union Reps Supporting Trans Members

Isle of Wight UNISON Support Trans Rights

How to be a Good Ally to Trans People At Work

Trans? Leaflet

Why the Gender Recognition Act Needs Reform

UNISON Intersex Equality Leaflet

Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Workers Rights

LGBT+ Working Abroad (attached above) 

UNISON LGBT+ Members – How to Get Involved

Sponsor Stall

UNISON LGBT+ Members Page

Equality and Diversity: A Trade Union Priority

Organising for Equality: UNISON Guidelines on self-organisation

Tackling Hate Crime & Hate Incidents: A Workplace Issue

Harassment at Work: A Trade Union Guide

LGBT+ Workforce Modelling

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MGSD Centre

New Services for 2020

MGSD Centre with support from the Test Bed Fund are starting three new befriending & support services for the LGBP Community. These services will initially be virtual support groups but will eventually if the members wish develop into meeting both virtually and face to face for those who wish to.

Please email us if you are intrested in joining any of the groups below

A Lesbian Befrending support group

A Bisexual & Panseuxal Befrending and support group

A Gay Men befrending and support group

If you are intrested in any of these new groups please contact us at

info@mgsd-centre.org

www.mgsd-centre.org

South East Gender Initiative

SEGI

The South East Gender Initiative was formed in October 2011 by members of the LGBTQI+ community who formed the management committee. SEGI is a Constituted Not For Profit Community Group who manage the Medway Gender & Sexual Divesity Centre (MGSDC) which is based in Rochester, Medway, Kent. The members of our management committee come from a diverse background and have direct experience being part of, and/or working with, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, trans/non-binary, gender diverse, gender non-conforming people and people with gender incongruance, people who have or are undergoing gender reassignment, people who are questioning their gender or sexual identity.

We work with partners providing health promotion programs for LGBT people, deliver trans awareness training to organisations i.e. Kent Police, NHS Trusts, Social Care Providers, Counsellors and other health professionals and providers of health and wellbeing services.

MGSD Centre Services

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The South East Gender Initiative (SEGI) project Medway Gender & Sexual Diversity Centre (MGSDC) provides a place where LGBTQI+ people their families and friends can meet in a safe environment to enable them to receive peer support, education, training, advice, and information, signposting opportunities for service users to access services with partnership organisations and other service providers.

SEGI / MGSDC also provides a resource to other organisations, public bodies and private companies to enable them to understand the needs of the
Transgender / Non-binary & Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual community in Medway, Kent and the South East of England.

Cohesion + KECC

Cohesion +

Kent Equality Cohesion Council

Kent Equality Cohesion Council (KECC) evolved out of the North West Kent Racial Equality Council and came into being in April 2010.

We work in partnership across Kent with both the voluntary and statutory sector to promote community cohesion and to eliminate discrimination. We currently have partnership arrangements with Kent County Council, Gravesham Borough Council, Dartford Borough Council, Gravesham Citizens Advice North & West Kent, Kent Fire & Rescue Service and Kent Police.

Cohesion + St Georges Day

We provide free advice and support around a range of diversity issues relating to Race, Faith, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Gender and Age. Our service is fully confidential. We are also specialists in community development, community outreach and community cohesion work across the County of Kent and provide training and policy development as and when required across both the voluntary and statutory sector.

For moe information see http://www.kentecc.org.uk/

Contact Us

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Kent Equality Cohesion Council
Basement, 8 Wrotham Rd,
Gravesend
Kent DA11 0PA

Tel: 01474 369329

info@kentecc.org.uk

Much Laughter

Much Laughter

WHAT WE DO

Much Laughter specialises in Charity Comedy Nights, running monthly gigs to raise money for local charities and non-profit organisations.

With new talent cropping up all the time, we also run preview and work-in-progress shows.

Much Laughter are on hand to arrange Charity Comedy Nights in Medway and surrounding areas to suit all budgets.

In the future, we are planning to open a stand-up workshop to help vulnerable children and young adults grow in confidence.

For more information visit https://muchlaughter.co.uk/

Nucleus Arts

Nucleus Arts

CHAMPIONING CREATIVITY TO ENHANCE PEOPLE LIVES.

INSPIRE – Affordable, dynamic and innovative space to create, showcase and retail

CREATE – Inspiring creativity, encouraging diversity, creating inclusivity

SHOWCASE – Providing affordable space to exhibit in Chatham & Rochester

SUPPORT – Promoting access to the Arts for over 15 years throughout Medway & Kent

Nucleus Arts is the Award Winning flagship arts organisation founded by the Halpern Charitable Foundation. The Foundation was the brainchild of the late Hilary Halpern and it was his dream to promote the Arts in Medway and Kent. Nucleus Arts has become the cultural and creative heart of Kent & Medway over the past 15 years (founded in 2002) and focuses on affordability, accessibility and excellence in the Arts.

Nucleus Arts

Featuring a wide variety of works by local artists, Nucleus Arts aims to prove that beautiful, original and unique works of art can be both attainable and affordable, whilst at the same time providing low-cost studio space to artists in order to enable them to be able to practice their Art.

 Now in our 15th year, Nucleus Arts has sites in Chatham where artists can create and display their work. Open to the public (and free to enter), constantly updated, the Nucleus showrooms are a haven for local art lovers and a wonderful retreat for those who want a little something different from their shopping trip.

For more information visit https://www.nucleusarts.com/

original@nucleusarts.co.uk
01634 812 108


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Remnants Hockey

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REMNANTS HOCKEY CLUBS

Remnants HC is still the only openly gay women’s hockey club in London – maybe in the UK! Remnants HC is a friendly club which welcomes gay, bi and straight women alike.

We welcome all hockey abilities from, “I’ve never even held a stick,” to, “I used to play at school,” and even “I’m world-class and looking for a fun new club.” We don’t discriminate!

Many of our club members are also here for our social scene, meeting new friends whilst getting fitter. Our members mostly come from south-east London and Kent so we can usually organise transport for those who need it. So get in touch and we look forward to welcoming you to our club.

The season runs from September to April. In the summer months we often play Rush Hockey and this year, we also took part in the first London Pride cup organised by London Royals HC in June 2018. Many of our members also take part in other sports events, like Pride 10K, Park run, London Marathon…

Off the hockey pitch, we also have a number of social events like escape room nights, swingers golf club, cocktail nights, London pride, country walks… In the summer, we also run Rush Hockey sessions every two weeks. Keep an eye on the calendar for events during the new season.

We play our games in the Kent league on Saturdays from September to March. When we play at home, our games take place at Colfe’s School at 12:00 or 10:30. We play teams all over Kent, from Dartford, Sevenoaks, Marden, Blackheath or Faversham. Feel free to come and along and cheer.

On Tuesday nights we train at Colfe’s school from 7pm and there are also a number of indoor rush hockey session during the winter.

For more informations visit https://www.remnantshockey.org.uk/

Coop Donate to Pride

Coop Pride

Coop Store SO 04 06. 4 Wainscott Road, Wainscott, Rochester, ME2 4L,


Happy Pride to Gravesham & Medway Virtual Pride today. Having to celebrate with online events as their main event was cancelled due to Covid19. #ItsWhatWeDo #Beingcoop

@PrideMedway@GraveshamPride with @LauraParryCo_op the wonderful staff #BeingCoop who organised a communty fund donation of £500 to #GMVPride2020 Gravesham & Medway Virtual Pride which will be available to watch 15th to 22nd August http://medwaypride.co.uk http://graveshampride.uk


Local causes
Fourth Reserve In 2019 we delivered £17m to over 4,000 local causes, thanks to our members.

When Co-op members shop with us, 1% of what they spend on selected Co-op branded products and services goes to support local causes through our Local Community Fund. Members can choose a local cause that they want their 1% to support.

Visit store https://finder.coop.co.uk/food/store/ME2-4LB/4-wainscott-road