Although we already have regular lunches in London, Birmingham, the South-West Country and the NE of England, we are hopiing to have them in South Wales, Manchester, and in the South East. If anyone experienced with physically disabled people would like to run one – please get in touch with Tuppy@Outsiders.org.uk
Nikki Fox is the BBC disability correspondent and she is the only journalist to be interested in our club – she is, herself a wheelchair user. Other journalists only want to feature disabled people paying sex workers!
One of our trustees, Professor Claire de Than is setting up a channel which will feature small films featuring members enjoying each other’s company and discussions around dating and relationships between disabled people.
This online magazine is put together by volunteer, Emma Bucket, with pieces by members. It is very popular and brings us all together, encouraging peer support. It has taken over the Aunty Tuppy page which appeared monthly in Disability Horizons.
We are proud to announce the arrival of our new website providing disabled men and women with – at last – a reliable resouce to learn about how to enjoy a happy sexual life.
This is being written by sexually experienced disabled people and those who support them, including care workers, sex workers, enablers aand others. We are only half way there but wanted to go live to encourage other experts to write for us.
This will regularly bring news of members and allow us all a chance to express ourselves, plus it will include guidance regarding dating etc.
Once again at the Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green, East London. There will be lunch, the famous Tactile Fashion Show (models welcome), Life Drawing with the infamous Mouse and a discussion on how to cope with anxiety. We may even have some dancing!
It was wonderful to be told this, after running the club for almost four decades ! We have survived transitions from handwriting to typing to emails, a website etc. We still receive letters from elderly disabled people who we reply to, telling them about our lunches local to them. We are now looking into digital ways to send Birthday e-cards to all members.
We are impressed with the peer support which goes on in the Outsiders Outsiders Club, especially for members with progressive conditions who are,like our strapline says, aiming to live their lives to the full