Social Support

When we talk about social Support, we mean social Support for people who identify as LGBT+ and their allies.

We think this is very important to us and what we do.

We provide social support in the following ways:

In Person Support – Via our Drop-In Service:

[Update – watch this space for further news]

Currently our drop in service is not operating due to the travel and work restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. However, check out our other options below in the meantime. We will keep you updated when our in person service starts again.

Online Support – Via Facebook

We have a very popular, vibrant and active social media presence via our facebook page; click here to visit our facebook page.

We publish daily updates, information, news, articles of interest and often generate some interesting debates.

Our page is safe and secure and is monitored by an admin.

You can also use our inbox on facebook to message us directly, we usually respond very quickly and are always happy to chat with you.

YPOP (Young People of Pride)

YPOP is a social support group for young LGBT+ people living in and around Darlington, although it doesn’t matter where you live; you are welcome to attend. YPOP run independently of Arcus but we meet in the same building.

We meet in a central location within the town centre of Darlington; every Saturday afternoon from 1pm till 5pm.

For more details you can contact the Group Organiser, Michelle Haigh by calling 07944539969 or by emailing her on