Social Care Awards – 2024

Best LGBTQ+ Parent Support Group 2024 – South East England

We are so excited! We have won the Best LGBTQ+ Parent Support Group Social Care Award 2024 – South East England !
We provide a non-judgmental, friendly, inclusive space open to ALL LGBTQ+ parents and their children, as well as prospective parents. BTW bring people together within the community, offer peer to peer support, share advice and promote health and well-being. We offer weekly and monthly well-being meet ups.


Radio Ga Ga – Libby, Leah and Jodie at Seahaven FM with Len Fisher

Libby, Leah and Jodie were interviewed by Len Fisher on Seahaven FM Radio about BTW, their journey to parenthood and campaigning for equal rights for fertility for the LGBTQ+ community.

BTW also featured again on BBC radio with Kathy Caton

BTW were interviewed about what it offers to the community and how we felt about being nominated as a finalist for the making it happen awards.

LGBTQ+ support on display at Hastings Hospital

We were delighted to see Hastings conquest hospital are moving in the right direction and have LGBTQ+ support on display for new parents or people on their way to parenthood.

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We were very excited & extremely grateful to become a finalist in the BBC Sussex and Surrey radio making a difference awards.

We attended the incredible event, which was an honour!

Watch Video of BBC Make a Difference Awards

Here’s a bit about what the support BTW offers:

BTWs offers consultancy, workshops and training around how to make your organisation/business/charity/educational environment more LGBTQ+ inclusive. 

We recently delivered a consultancy workshop to Parents in Mind-National Childbirth Trust.

Please contact us for more information if you want your staff/environment to be more inclusive.

Libby also shared her story with sky news about not getting any fertility funding from the nhs

Read Libby’s Story Here

BTW are happy to announce our new home for our monthly meet ups:
Willingdon Trees Community Centre

We will have the following activities available:

  • Arts /crafts
  • Soft area-toys/tunnels/toys
  • Games
  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Drinks
  • Football/soft ball
  • Table tennis 
  • Pool
  • Self care zone
  • Outside area-trikes/bikes/scooters
  • Garden area-mindfulness 

Libby bears all for Naked Education

Bourne This Way now offering free PT sessions!

Please do get in touch if you are interested in some free PT sessions!

Our very own Libby King has now officially become a qualified Life Coach!

Libby King has now officially become a Life Coach! So, if you think that you might need some guidance or advice in this area then please send Libby a message directly and she can talk you through what assistance she might be able to give to you.

Bourne This Way made Community Interest Company

Bourne This Way (BTW), an Eastbourne-based group for LGBTQ+ parents and their children to meet and share experiences, has been made a Community Interest Company (CIC), which means it exists to benefit the community rather than private shareholders.


Walking and talking in the sunshine with Josh Babarinde OBE!

Really lovely to spend some time with Josh Babarinde OBE walking and talking in the sunshine about Bourne This Way – LGBT Parent Support Group.
Great to talk about diversity and inclusion.
Watch this space as we have some exciting news coming up!

BTW receive £200 donation from Tesco!

We were very humbled to receive a £200 donation from Tesco Langley Shopping Centre to go towards paying for a new kit. Thank you so much to Irene, the Community Champion for the store. What a generous donation. we are extremely grateful for the support.

Bourne This Way on BBC Radio Sussex

We were extremely grateful to feature on BBC Radio Sussex this month to talk more about BTW, how it all began & what support we can offer. Have a listen and please get in touch if we can help you.


Funding news – Bourne this Way in the Eastbourne Herald

Bourne this Way on South East Today

Fighting homophobia in Football – Bourne this Way in the Eastbourne Herald

We had so much fun playing against Lewes to tackle homophobia, enhance LGBTQ visibility & raise awareness. It was great to also get this write up by Sussex Community Foundation.


If you’d like to join our group or learn more about us, please contact us today, we’d love to meet you.