Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard

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Connecting you to LGBTQ Support

Switchboard is a charity that has been listening to, supporting and connecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer communities since 1975. Originally a helpline, we have grown to deliver lots of additional services by and for LGBTQ people in Sussex.

Switchboard is a charity that has been listening to, supporting and connecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer communities since 1975. Originally a helpline, we have grown to deliver lots of additional services by and for LGBTQ people in Sussex.

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IMPACT OF COVID-19
ON LGBTQ COMMUNITIES
OF BRIGHTON & HOVE

IMPACT OF
COVID-19
ON LGBTQ
COMMUNITIES
OF BRIGHTON & HOVE

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Our services:

Our helpline provides you with support and information and will connect you to the right LGBTQ services or advice.

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Our Health & Inclusion project (HIP) promotes LGBTQ health and wellbeing and gives you the chance to have your say about healthcare and council services in Brighton and Hove.

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Our Older People’s project is for those aged 50+ looking for a sense of community, support or information.

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Brighton’s first LGBT-led Domestic Abuse service, supporting LGBTQ victims and survivors in an inclusive and affirmative community space.

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Trans and Non-binary Link Community Navigation is a social prescribing service for trans and/or non-binary people.

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Our Dementia Support programme is for LGBTQ people with dementia or concerned about memory loss.

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Our Disability Project is for LGBTQ disabled people looking for a sense of community, support or information.

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Grief Encounters is our peer support group for LGBTQ people who have experienced a bereavement.

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News & Events:

We’re launching a new LGBTQ Domestic Abuse Service

We're launching a new LGBTQ Domestic Abuse Service We're proud to be launching a brand new LGBTQ domestic abuse service for Brighton and Hove. This will be a healing, affirmative and community-based service for all LGBTQ ...
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Grief Meets: Autumn/Winter Dates

Grief Meets are monthly meetings for LGBTQ people who have experienced bereavement. These are opportunities to get together with others in a similar situation, and explore grief through a range of mediums.  Upcoming Dates  Wednesday 20th October ...
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New report released on supporting trans and non-binary survivors of sexual violence

Trans and non-binary survivors of sexual violence should be able to safely access existing support spaces, as well as having specialised spaces, declare local organisations Survivors’ Network and Switchboard. Together Switchboard and Survivors Network have released ...
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Vaccine Buddies

The COVID-19 vaccine is your best protection against coronavirus. The vaccines are safe and effective and it is strongly recommended you get vaccinated. If you are LGBTQ and anxious about attending your vaccination appointment, or have ...
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New research by Switchboard highlights inequalities exacerbated by Covid-19 for LGBTQ communities in Brighton & Hove

Switchboard’s Health and Inclusion Project (HIP) have released a report on the impact of Covid-19 on LGBTQ people in Brighton and Hove. The report shows that Covid-19 has exacerbated existing health inequalities across issues such as ...
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Switchboard launch survey on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the LGBTQ community in Brighton and Hove

Switchboard have launched a survey to research the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the LGBTQ community in Brighton and Hove.  Working in partnership with Sussex NHS Commissioners and Brighton and Hove City Council we need ...
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