Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard

Connecting you to LGBTQ Support

Switchboard is a charity for LGBTQ people looking for community, support or information. We connect people and support them directly through specially developed Switchboard services or link them to other specialist organisations.

Set up in 1975 Switchboard has been listening to, informing and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in Brighton & Hove and beyond.  Originally a helpline, we have developed additional services and now offer much more.

Our services:

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

Our Trans Survivors helpline provides support and information to trans and/or non-binary people, or those who are questioning. Find out more

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. Find out more

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

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

Our Rainbow Café is for LGBTQ people with dementia or concerned about memory loss. Find out more

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

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

News & Events:

Switchboard AGM

Join us to celebrate the hard work of the Switchboard staff and volunteers over the past 12 months. Over the last year at Switchboard we’ve been responding to feedback from our communities and using our new ...
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We’re Recruiting: Trustees

Switchboard is looking to recruit new trustees to continue to develop the organisation in line with our strategy. Next year we will be celebrating our 45th year and this landmark makes Switchboard the longest-running LGBT+ organisation ...
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Want to Change the World? Become a Community Researcher! Guest Blog Post by Matt

"What on earth is ‘community researcher’ training?" So asked a friend of mine recently when I had to cancel an arrangement with her to attend a Saturday training session at Switchboard in Brighton, a helpline charity ...
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Charities want to hear from LGBTQ people living with cancer in Sussex and East Surrey

Macmillan Cancer Support and Switchboard launched two surveys today, to get a better understanding of the needs and experiences of LGBTQ people living with cancer in Sussex and East Surrey. This research is part of an ...
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Hove Care Homes Receive Award for LGBTQ Inclusion

Older and LGBTQ? You’re welcome here. Many older LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) people find themselves having to go ‘back in the closet’ when they enter supported living arrangements like nursing homes, but one group of care homes in ...
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We’re Recruiting: LGBTQ+ Community Steering Group

Deadline extended! : Switchboard is recruiting members for our new LGBTQ+ Community Steering Group Do you feel represented by Switchboard? What about by local healthcare services?  Want to have a direct say about the issues that ...
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