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:

COVID-19 Helpline Update

We're pleased to update that we are now operating our helpline service again. Due to our office closure and staff working from home we have a new helpline number which you can reach us on should ...
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Suspending Face-to-Face Services

Dear Switchboard Service Users, In the interests of protecting you and our staff and volunteers, Switchboard is following the Government advice and cancelling all group meetings and events and supporting our staff to work from home. We ...
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Switchboard needs Listening Volunteers! Can you answer the call?

We're looking for Listening Volunteers to help answer calls, emails and webchats from other members of the LGBTQ+ community. Are you: LGBTQ+? Able to get to central Brighton for training and shifts? Passionate about supporting the ...
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We’re Recruiting: Trans Link Coordinator

Switchboard is recruiting a Trans Link Coordinator* to oversee and coordinate our Trans Link Project. As the Trans Link Coordinator you will deliver a person-centred and holistic ‘social prescribing’ service for Trans and/or non-binary individuals. This ...
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We’re Recruiting: Monitoring and Evaluation Project Coordinator

Switchboard is a charity for LGBTQ people looking for a sense of community, support or information. We connect people and support them directly through specially developed Switchboard services or link them to other specialist organisations. Next ...
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We’re Recruiting: Freelance LGBTQ Inclusion Trainers

We're looking for LGBTQ community members to become LGBTQ inclusion trainers for a new partnership project between Switchboard, MindOut, Allsorts Youth Project and The Clare Project. We’ve co-created an LGBTQ Training Hub that needs freelance trainers to deliver ...
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