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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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How to complete the Census if you’re in the closet

Census Day is coming on March 21st and for the first time ever the census will ask about sexual orientation and trans status. Every household will receive a letter with a code to fill in the ...
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We’re Recruiting: Operations and Development Manager

Operations and Development Manager: This will be a varied and interesting role supporting the CEO in leading a brilliant staff team and ensuring Switchboard delivers on its promises to communities, funders, and partners through effective operational ...
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Proud to be counted: 2021 Census to record LGBT people for the first time

The census is a unique survey that takes place every 10 years across England and Wales. What makes this census even more significant is for the first ever it is asking about sexual orientation and trans ...
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Volunteer With Switchboard: Support LGBTQ People to Complete the Census

We’re working with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Good Things Foundation to support LGBTQ people to complete the census, ensuring everyone has the chance to be counted. The census takes place every 10 years ...
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Re-Launch of Grief Encounters Peer Support Group on Zoom

Grief Encounters is our peer support group for LGBTQ+ people who have experienced a bereavement. The group runs for 6 weeks and is led by experienced LGBTQ+ practitioners. Due to the pandemic our Grief Encounters group ...
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Keep Switchboard Switched On

2020 marks Switchboard’s 45th anniversary, but it has also been one of our most challenging years yet. Throughout the pandemic we have seen demand for our services grow, demonstrating that we are needed now more than ...
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Grief Meets and New Writing South launch their autumn creative writing workshops for LGBTQ people who’ve experienced bereavement

Switchboard’s Grief Meets project and New Writing South are teaming up for a series of online creative writing workshops for LGBTQ people who've experienced a bereavement. Dates: Mondays 12th and 26th October, Mondays 9th and 23rd ...
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Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex Survivors of Sexual Violence

Switchboard and Survivors’ Network are setting up a project to support trans, non-binary and intersex survivors of sexual violence in Brighton and Hove. This project is trans-led and is in the early stages. As part of this process, ...
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