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Celebrating 10 years of connecting LGBT communities across the North East… 

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Join us to; celebrate the launch of this project, find out more about this subject and to meet our new Community Engagement Worker for Older Women, Margie Cooper. 
Tuesday 2nd July 2019
10am - 12noon
The Beacon, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne  

Background:  Research carried out by Dr Hannah Bows, Centre for Research into Violence & Abuse at Durham University, identified that;

  • · Few older people contact specialist sexual services after experiencing rape or sexual assault.  
  • · Older women face specific barriers and challenges which make it difficult to access support, this includes a lack of awareness of services and confusion around who can help them.
  • · Older women face myths and stereotypes about them and their experiences of sexual violence which impact on their recovery.

The event will feature a presentation & discussion:
Sexual Violence & Older People
Led by: Dr Hannah Bowes

Hannah is an Assistant Professor in Criminal Law, Director of Equality and Diversity within Durham Law School and is Deputy Director of the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA).
Networking & Information Stalls:  This is also a networking event providing opportunities to meet other agencies.  Organisations are welcome to book a table to aid information sharing.  To reserve a table, contact Margie by 31st May 2019 at        You will still need to book your place at the event using the link above.


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BAMER Women’s Sexual Violence Network 

Invite to Join & Free Training Offer 


Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN) are setting up a Black Asian Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) Women’s Sexual Violence Network.  The network is aimed at BAMER women who work or volunteer in frontline roles in generic, holistic or specialist organisations (this can include statutory and voluntary sector organisations). 

BAMER Women's Sexual Violence Network - Invite to Join & Free training Offer.pdf
Click here for more information


If you are concerned about immediate risk of harm either to yourself or someone else, including a child or young person please phone 999. 

If it is not an emergency and you require non urgent advice call 101. 

Visit your local accident and emergency department if necessary.

Urgent safeguarding concerns

Where you suspect neglect or abuse of a child or young person or an adult you should contact:

·                Children’s Social Care Initial Response Service  Tel: 0191 277 2500 (Mon to Fri 8am to 5pm)

·                Community Health and Social Care Direct Telephone: 0191 278 8377 (Mon to Fri 8am to 5pm)

Outside of these hours for both children and adults - Telephone the Emergency Duty Team: 0191 278 7878 


 If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or are concerned that you may harm yourself please contact the following service:

 SAMARITANS (24 hours, 7 days a week) 116 123 (free call)

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Is a social meet up group for gay and bi women from all over the North East for socialising in and around Newcastle. 

Friendly to all lesbians, bisexuals and transgender women who love women we are hoping to meet and chat during newbie events every month, go for walks, cinema/ theatre/performance night, coffee, meals, or other socials events. For more information and future events visit our website.




Report, complain, campaign

Find out more about online abuse and harassment, what it is, and what you can do to stop it. It is important that we work together to stop discrimination, challenge abusive behaviour online, and provide support to those affected.

For more information click here


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Northern Proud Voices are the North East’s first and largest choir for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people (and allies). We sing all types of music under professional direction and we meet every Thursday evening from 7 - 9 pm in suite 4 at the Jurys Inn Hotel, Newcastle. 


You can find our page on Facebook by searching for "Northern Proud Voices"


To get in touch or if you would like more information send us an email.