Relationships and partnerships:

Last updated: 02/09/2018

The Network has been created with extensive support from across Dorset’s LGB&T communities and groups and organisations.

However, to respond to the needs and issues our communities have and represent to us to voice effectively, we work with an ever growing number of public, private, and voluntary sector organisations to implement solutions to the needs our communities have.

Below are some of the organisations we partner and have different forms of collaborative relationships with:

  • Dorset County Council (social services, Libraries services, Housing & Prevention, and other departments)
  • Weymouth Gay Group  — — comprehensive What’s On information for Dorset, by this great community group, celebrating this summer [2018] its 10th Anniversary
  • Bridport LGBT Group
  • Weymouth & Portland Borough Council
  • Bournemouth Library Services
  • West Dorset District Council
  • Weymouth Library
  • Dorchester Library
  • H2O Adventures (Swanage based LGBT friendly outdoors business, with LGBT dedicated services/courses) — you can read more about here
  • Poole/Bournemouth/Dorset [Dorchester, Bridport, Weymouth] Citizens Advice Bureaux
  • Bournemouth Central Library & Bournemouth Libraries
  • Weymouth College
  • Weymouth BID
  • Dorset Mind
  • IEF (International Education Forum)
  • DPCC
  • Dorset Humanists
  • Restore Support Network
  • POPP Dorset
  • Space Youth Project
  • Bourne Free LGBT Pride Festival organisation
  • Over The Rainbow (the NHS has decided to close [late September 2018] this key important community supportive organisation, despite the strongest representations by the community, but the Network, Bourne Free and other direct Dorset LGBT community organisations are supporting its reinstatement as soon as possible)
  • Dorset Community Action
  • Bournemouth CVS
  • Poole CVS
  • RBCH
  • Dorset CCG
  • Active Dorset
  • B-Side Arts Organisation
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Just a Ball Game? National grassroots LGB&T anti-homophobia, bi-phobia, transphobia in sport organisation
  • Mind Out: national LGB&T mental health charity
  • Dorset Mind, Mind Out Group
  • Healthwatch
  • The You Trust (Isolated Communities Engagement Project on DV)
  • Shire Hall Trust, Dorchester
  • Proud Cherries (AFC Bournemouth LGBT supports group)
  • The Closet. Weymouth’s only gay bar