Galop is an LGBT+ anti-violence charity. If you've experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we're here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.
0800 999 5428
Monday to Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday to Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Conversion Therapy Helpline
0800 130 3335
Monday to Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm
LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline
020 7704 2040
Monday to Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
We provide high-quality support by trained specialists who understand the specific needs of the trans community as well as abuse and are a by-and-for service. The service is user-led which means that we provide support based on what the individual would like or needs.
We define domestic abuse as violence, abuse, or controlling behaviour perpetrated by a partner, ex-partner, or family member. This can be physical, emotional, financial, or sexual. We also support people affected by so-called ‘honour’-based violence and forced marriage.
Refuge provides specialist support to women, children and some men escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence. Refuge's specialist services include refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach projects, culturally specific services and the 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership with Women's Aid.
1 St Katharine's Way
London E1W 1UN
We offer practical help ranging from direct advice to refuge accomodation to those in urgent need. Our practical help and support includes the only local domestic abuse helpline which is 01273 622 828. We're here Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Our LGB&T* service for survivors of domestic abuse was the first in England, and we also provide one of the few dedicated LGBT refuge and support services. RISE provides crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic abuse. This is by way of a refuge - which is a secure and confidential address where people receive specialist support from staff trained to work with women and children affected by domestic abuse.
95 Ditchling Road,
Brighton, East Sussex,
Somewhere safe where someone can wait until the Police or a trusted contact can reach them or they have been able to access any necessary information and advice to keep them safe.
Access to a phone if required to call Sussex Police, a trusted contact or another support service.
Sussex Police work closely with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities to promote equality and encourage the reporting of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic related hate crime.
We have a network of CEAs throughout the districts of Sussex so there are points of contact locally. For more information head to our LGBT+ page.
LGBT+ CEAs are established across the force. Similar to other liaison officer roles, they receive specialist inputs to raise their knowledge and understanding, and create awareness in LGB and T issues. LGBT+ CEAs will act as a point of contact for LGBT+ communities and individuals, to build relations to increase trust, confidence and encourage reporting of crime.
Brighton’s first LGBTQ-led Domestic Abuse service, supporting LGBTQ victims and survivors in an inclusive and affirmative community space.
Our Domestic Abuse service is for LGBTQ people affected by domestic abuse. We provide support to survivors through our Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) who are here to support you.
We can help you with housing and accessing refuge services, financial issues and benefits, navigating the criminal justice system, and assist with mental and physical health needs.
113 Queens Road