On 30th April 2019 Sharon Cochrane and Christy Taylor attended the National Council meeting at Able Radio studios in Cwmbran. The National Council is a bi-monthly meeting where reps from People First groups in Wales meet and talk about issues from their local areas, and also national issues.
One of the subjects on the agenda was LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning) and how people can get support on identifying, and telling their friends and families. Ffion and Sharon provided information about a group in Blackwood that people can attend if they identify as any of the above. It is held at Blackwood Basement on the last Saturday of each month, and if you want to contact them you can find information on:
Ffion also told the group about Switchboard LGBT, a helpline which you can ring for one-to-one confidential advice and support on LGBT issues. You can contact them on 0300 330 0630 and their website is: