3 August 2018
The new Rainbow Café based at Café Indiependent, Scunthorpe will launch on Tuesday 7 August and all are welcome to attend the event.
The event from 3pm to 6pm, will have a range of advice stalls, raffles, cosmetics, activities and the chance to network with local supporters.
The Rainbow Café is a North Lincolnshire Council venture and will provide a safe, supportive and welcoming drop-in for people who identify as part of the LGBT+ community.
The drop-in café aims to ensure everyone has access to support and advice around social mental health and discrimination issues, and is a safe place for people to meet and talk.
The Rainbow Café aims to be a community point of social contact; we are committed to ensuring everyone has access to non-judgemental support and advice around:
Positive mental health and awareness of mental health resources
Sexual health – links to local clinics
Accessing pathways to counselling
The Rainbow Café will be on the first Tuesday of every month at Café Indiependent, and will pop up each month at events and or other council locations.
If you would like more information about the Rainbow Café call 01724 296633.
The opening of the Rainbow Café follows the raising of the rainbow flag in July to celebrate Pride in North Lincolnshire. This was flown throughout July. The flag - the symbol of LGBT+ pride – shows our commitment to ending homophobia and discrimination in our area, and as a sign of our wider commitment to North Lincolnshire’s diverse communities.
Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing, said:
“We are committed to providing support and a safe environment for our diverse communities in North Lincolnshire. The Rainbow Café will provide a place to go for people to talk to others and get advice and support. It is important that we all work together, striving towards equality and championing diverse communities.
“Why not go along to the Rainbow Café launch and find out what it’s all about? There will be lots happening throughout the afternoon for you to get involved in.”