WAY Widowed and Young

WAY is a UK charity that offers a peer-to-peer support network for anyone who’s lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, inclusive of sexual orientation, gender, race and religion. WAY’s LGBTQ+ community is wide and varied. With over 500 of our 4500 members identifying as LGBTQ+ you’ll find a host of members that are going through the same as you.

At a local level, WAY is run by a network of 160 volunteers spread out across the UK who have all been widowed themselves, so they understand how it feels. We have a network of Area Contact volunteers spanning over 62 home groups who welcome new members and organise events at a local level.

Services include;

  • Access to a community of young widows who understand how it feels to lose a partner.
  • A wide range of peer-to-peer support groups that are unique for many different types of loss, interests.
  • Access to “in-person” & online events organised across the UK, including social events, meals out & weekends away.
  • 24/7, 365 days a year telephone confidential support line run by fully-trained counsellors & support specialists.
  • Bereavement Resources.
  • Regular member magazines, monthly e-news.
  • Access to the members only website.

Services provided for

  1. All LGBT+ Communities
  2. Brown, Black and Multi-Racial People of the Global Majority (PGM)
  3. Intersex/Variations in Sex Characteristics (VSC)
  4. Men
  5. People of Faith
  6. People with disabilities
  7. Women

Key areas of work

  1. Self-help/Support Group

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