News and Events

Trans Survivors Zine – Call for Submissions!

Submit work to the Trans Survivors Zine online or join our free zine-making workshop on Saturday 16th November! Original artwork by Ashley Beachey, a volunteer with the Trans Survivors Project. Exciting things are happening with the ...
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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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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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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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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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Grief Encounters

Grief Encounters is a peer support group for LGBTQ people who have experienced a bereavement. There is currently no LGBTQ specific service for those of us who have been bereaved. Many LGBTQ people face a number of ...
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