Gay Advice Darlington/Durham is a volunteer service, run and staffed by trained volunteers and professional staff.
We offer free, confidential support & advice, training on LGBT issues covering a wide range of subjects, run groups for men, women, youths and trans...
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A short history of GADD...
Gay Advice Darlington, GADD, was founded in September 1995 by a group of Gay men living in the South Durham area. This was a reaction to the closure of the Gay Community Support Unit, which had been run from within the South Durham Health Promotion Unit.
In 1996 GADD was successful in procuring a small grant from the County Durham Health Authority to help set the organisation up with basic necessities for the project. From 1997 to date GADD has received funding from County Durham and Darlington Health Authority for work in South County Durham (this funding has continued from the NHS through the successors of the Health Authority, today being the Darlington & Durham PCT's) and Darlington Borough Council to support those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in Darlington. This made it possible to extend and enhance its services to the local community. GADD also received a grant in 2002 from the Northern Rock Foundation to expand its premises in order to enhance service delivery even further.
When GADD was initially founded, it was to provide a safety net and the improvement of gay and bisexual menís mental and physical well being in the South Durham area.
In order to do this, the organisation provided (and continues to provide) the following: -
All of the above bullet point provisions are now available to all LGBT people.
For information on our current services, please browse the What We Do page.
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