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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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LGBTQ People of Faith Report Press Release

Community tensions still a significant challenge for LGBTQ people of faith. LGBTQ people of faith in Brighton and Hove face unique challenges when it comes to experiencing prejudice, isolation and lack of support, according to the ...
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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, which makes Switchboard the longest-running LGBT organisation in Brighton ...
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We’re Recruiting: Volunteer LGBTQ+ Community Researchers

Switchboard is recruiting volunteer LGBTQ+ Community Researchers Would you like to be part of an exciting new project which enables LGBTQ+ people to create and share the stories that are important to them and their communities? ...
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New LGBTQ+ Community Steering Group

Switchboard is excited to launch a brand new LGBTQ+ Community Steering Group to help guide our work and place the voice of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer lived experience at the heart of all we do ...
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Switchboard partners with Alzheimer’s Society to Bring Dementia Out

Switchboard have been working in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and their innovation team on a new scheme currently being piloted in Brighton and Hove and Greater Manchester. Bring Dementia Out aims to raise awareness and provide ...
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