Swindon and Wiltshire Pride has revealed its new support guide which it has described as "an essential tool for anyone seeking assistance or understanding".

The volunteer-led organisation, promoting equality and diversity within the LGBTQIA+ community, has unveiled the guide filled with information, resources, and links to LGBTQIA+ organisations.

The charity operates a weekly Pride hub at Regent Circus where visitors can access resources, engage with volunteers, and learn about local LGBTAIQ+ initiatives.

The support guide has been distributed at the Pride hub, in libraries and across the community, and the charity said at the heart of the initiative is a dedication to education and supporting the community.

Community engagement manager, Phoenix Stewart, said: "This guide offers a wealth of information on topics such as mental health, the history of the charity, and community resources.

"Whether you’re an ally, a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, or simply want to learn more, this guide is a valuable tool for fostering understanding and promoting acceptance."

The guide is part of Swindon and Wiltshire Pride's continuous drive to support diversity and inclusivity within the county.

It is now available either as a physical copy or as a free download on the Swindon and Wiltshire Pride website.

Chairperson Paul Stewart said: “This guide is a result of our hard working volunteers and is an essential lifeline to our community.

"Offering an easy and accessible way of accessing valuable information, this is something we’re incredibly proud of.”

Swindon and Wiltshire Pride is set to return this summer in a new location.

The event has been held in Queens Park for the last two years, but on Saturday, August 10, the celebrations will shift to GWR Park near the town's historic Railway Village.

Paul Stewart said: "This is a hugely exciting moment for us and our supporters as we expand to a bigger location right in the heart of the community.

"GWR Park has a proud railway heritage, and today marks the start of the next leg of our journey in celebrating the diversity of our proud county.

"This move will provide the perfect canvas for a Pride experience like no other."

He added: "The committee is hard at work putting together plans for this year, and the extra space means we have more freedom to create an unforgettable celebration full of memories that will last a lifetime.”