BHT has the only legal aid funded immigration lawyer in Brighton & Hove. They have been severely affected by funding cuts so they are only able to work with small numbers of people, and only on asylum claims (not general immigration).
144 London Road
BLAGSS is a sports and social group that now has around 500 lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender members from across Brighton and Hove, Sussex and beyond.
Our aim is to encourage LGBTQ+ people to play sport. It's as simple as that. Sport is so important because health and fitness is such a vital part of our lives.
Our members are all different shapes, sizes, ages and abilities, and participate in sports as varied as badminton, tennis, squash, table tennis, running, tenpin bowling, football and cycling and much more.
We provide support to people in the city of Brighton and Hove, Shoreham, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Lewes, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and the surrounding areas. Our 200 volunteers take calls by phone, text and email. Our drop-in centre is open for face-to-face callers most days of the year from 10.00 - 22.00.
East Sussex BN3 6AE
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning & Intersex (LGBTQ) Workers' Forum provides networking and social opportunities, support and mentoring in partnership with the council's Communities, Equality and Third Sector Team, information and events for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, non-binary, intersex and questioning people who work for the council at all levels.
Housing advice and information service, provides services across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. Our services aim to tackle both the causes and effects of homelessness and poverty. BHT provide practical and preventative services, advice and legal representation, information and guidance in order to improve the quality of people's lives.
Sussex, BN1 4PH
Brighton Migrant Solidarity is a grass-roots community and campaign group. We work to support migrants in Brighton and beyond. We believe that everybody has the right to cross borders. Our aim is to build a strong and diverse movement where we support each other in our personal and political struggles to make the world a place where there truly is space for all. There is a good provision of services for people who find themselves on the wrong side of the UK's border rules. What there isn't is day to day love and support. We try to rectify that. If you fancy our mutual aid and solidarity, drop us an email [email protected] or come to our meeting. We hold regular meetings, and aim to offer care and support to people whilst campaigning for change.
Brighton Oasis Project (BOP) is a substance misuse service for women and families in the heart of Brighton. We exist to support and empower women who have difficulties with drink or drugs to make positive changes in their lives.
11 Richmond Place
Voices in Exile works with refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants with no recourse to public funds in East and West Sussex and Surrey. We offer practical and legal support including generalist advice and specialist immigration casework (up to OISC Level 2) for those who would otherwise be unable to access justice. As part of our holistic approach we offer practical support including a weekly food and toiletries bank for those who are destitute; and also advocate for, accompany and enable people to access services, build community, and develop their own potential through a programme of learning and creative activities. We seek to encourage people to find positive ways to address their own needs, build skills and resilience, and work towards integration in the UK through an active programme of volunteering and mentoring.
36 Upper Bedford Street
Brighton Women's Centre support self-identifying women in Sussex from all backgrounds, facing all kinds of issues, to live happier lives. Their services include counselling, mentoring, accomodation support, support for women involved in the criminal justice system and a twice weekly drop-in group, as well as regular wellbeing activities.
Brighton, BN2 9NA
St Thomas Fund is a residential rehabilitation service based in Brighton and Hove that offers a safe place for adults wanting to become free of drugs and alcohol, and make positive steps towards recovery. It is a free service for adults over the age of 18 with a local connection to Brighton and Hove; places are agreed with all parties following referral and assessment.
Providing support, resources and opportunities for the trans, non-binary and gender-variant community. The Clare Project hosts a variety of activities you can get involved in, including a weekly drop-in group.
Dorset Gardens, Brighton,
The Crew Club is a community led charity that provides opportunities for children and young people; enabling them to take part in a wide range of activities in one of the most deprived areas of the City, where they can actively take part in projects and activities to keep themselves occupied which provides fun as well as opportunities to improve their lives as well as the community they live in.
To provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience to the sober community. Our primary purpose is to encourage unity and enhance one's sobriety. Go to the meeting finder section on their website to find a list of LGBTQ sobriety support groups across the country.
Online Meeting! ONLY
Brighton LGBTQI AA
Chapel Royal (in-person location is closed)
Zoom ID: 190 684 833
LGBTQ+ Cocaine Anonymous. CA
Zoom: 880 8457 1297
Brighthelm Centre (Hannover Room)
Brighton, BN1 1YD
For meeting status click here --> CAUK
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual Transgender Meeting NA
(in-person location is closed)
Dorset Gardens Methodist Church
Brighton, BN2 1RL
Online Meeting! ONLY
Big Book GLBT AA
Zoom: 220 825 928
For meeting status click here --> AAUK
LGBTQ+ Living Sober AA
Crypt Community Centre
St. George's Church
St George's Rd,
Online Meeting! ONLY
Brighton Clear CMA
Zoom: See link below
For meeting status click here --> CMAUK
Lunch Positive is a community space for everyone with HIV. We have a coffee and lounge area, and a dining area for lunch. There is also plenty of information, advice and support with healthy eating and nutrition, as well as information on other local groups and services.
113 Queens Road
Sussex-based support for men who have been affected by unwanted sexual experiences. We use the term "unwanted sexual experience" to include any non-consensual or unwanted act of sexualised violence, coercion, manipulation or abuse including (but not limited to) childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, and rape.
East Sussex BN1 3DG
WHO ARE WE?
The Martin Fisher Foundation is a Brighton & Hove charity, which was set up in September 2015 by colleagues, family and friends of Professor Martin Fisher in memory of his outstanding national and international contribution to the field of HIV research and patient care.
The Martin Fisher Foundation's vision is to eliminate new HIV cases within a generation by increasing HIV testing, through improving knowledge of HIV, increasing availability PrEP and reducing HIV stigma. Our purpose is to facilitate the city-wide HIV response wherever possible.
The charity is run by experienced Trustees who meet regularly to oversee the running of the charity. Our Patron is Baroness Gould of Potternewton.
Our mission is to promote, preserve and protect the health and wellbeing of people with or at risk of HIV by:
Increasing access to HIV testing
Supporting innovation in HIV prevention and care
Advancing public awareness of HIV to reduce stigma
Reduce new HIV infections and deaths from HIV-related illness
Improving the quality of life for people living with HIV
Our values are inspired by Martin and describe the underlying principles about how we work.
Community-centred - everything we do is for the benefit of people living with or at risk of HIV
Determined - we won’t give up until we’ve reached our goals
Inclusive - we embrace diversity and promote equality for all people living with or at risk of HIV
Inspirational - we always strive to inspire others to take action through our innovative approaches
Provides free and informal English lessons for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants on Mondays from 10:30 - 15:30 at The Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JA.
12 London Road,
Brighton BN1 4JA
Mental health service run by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer people. MindOut offer a range of services including a low cost counselling service, peer support groups, advocacy and a peer mentoring project. All MindOut services are confidential, independent and impartial.
113 Queens Road
Brighton BN1 3XG
Our 50+ wellbeing project aims to respond to the support needs of people over 50, reduce social isolation often experienced by older LGBTQ people and develop intergenerational activities for older and younger people to meet, learn and support one another.
113 Queens Road,
Brighton BN1 3XG
Navigate is a group for transgender men, trans masculine people, genderqueer people, non-binary people, those assigned intersex and/or female at birth that fit somewhere else on or off the spectrum or those who are questioning their gender identity. We will provide a social space, support, advice and co-ordinate local campaigns relevant to those we support.
We welcome people from all sections of our community. We offer an enjoyable, supportive and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ members to sing, develop their community spirit and awareness, and enable individuals to develop their talents, skills and confidence.
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.
The Sussex Mental Healthline offers listening support, advice, information and signposting to anyone experiencing difficulties, or who may be in crisis and in urgent need of help, with their mental health.
The service is free and is available to anyone of any age who is concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend. This includes carers and healthcare professionals.
We welcome Text Relay calls and New Generation Text calls from hearing and speech impaired callers, on 0300 5000 101.
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.
Have you tried counselling before? Perhaps you felt unable to talk about your gender identity or sexuality. Maybe you didn't want to risk being misgendered, misunderstood and having to educate your counsellor.
I really understand that being LGBTQ+ can sometimes make it difficult to find a counsellor you can trust and feel safe to open up to.
Social prescribing for trans and/or non-binary or gender-questioning people
Trans and Non-Binary Link is a free-of-charge service in Brighton and Hove for over 18s that links you to community services and groups to improve your health and wellbeing. Our service is personalised to your individual needs.
Dementia Support is for LGBTQ people living with or affected by dementia or concerned about memory loss
Whether you are someone living with dementia or memory difficulties, are a caregiver, a friend, or family member, you deserve support that recognises your individual life experience.
113 Queens Road
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
Grief Encounters is a peer support group for LGBTQ people who have experienced a bereavement.
Many LGBTQ people face a number of additional challenges when it comes to bereavement, in addition to universal experiences of grief, pain and sadness.
Our helpline provides you with support and information and will connect you to the right LGBTQ services or advice.
You can talk to us confidentially and anonymously about anything that’s on your mind.
We support people with a range of questions and we believe that listening can help, whether you are looking for information and support or just need someone to talk to.
Our Older People’s Project is for LGBTQ people aged 50+ who would like to meet others in their community for support or information.
We provide those aged 50+ with a number of regular social activities, meet ups and trips. We also provide information and host workshops about services for older people and make connections for people within the community and to other services.
The Clock Tower Sanctuary is a day centre providing information and guidance for 16-25 year old homeless and insecurely housed people. We are open 6 days and provide a friendly, bright, centrally-located, safe space for young people to engage with their peers and other visiting agencies. We provide Crisis Support to help young people with their immediate, essential needs, including food, showers and medical support. Our Move-On Support enables young people to unlock their potential and make positive, lasting change. It includes Life Skills courses, 121 support and interactive activities, such as our weekly Men's Group.
Brighton BN1 1RH
WE SUPPORT PEOPLE AGED 65+ WHO ARE EXPERIENCING LONELINESS DUE TO LIMITED SOCIAL CONNECTIONS.
We operate across Brighton, Hove, Adur and Worthing. Every aspect of our service has been developed in response to the wants and needs of older people. We offer a cohesive range of services which enables older people to choose the option which best suits them.
We are a group of organisations that provide befriending services to a wide range of people at risk of isolation and loneliness in the city. Have an LGBTQ specific befriending service run in partnership between ourselves (Switchboard) and Impetus. If you're an LGBTQ person who would like to volunteer as a befriender, or would like to be befriended, contact [email protected]
If you've been affected by crime, we can give you the support you need to move forward. We're independent of the police and anyone can contact us for support, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it took place. Our services are free, confidential, and available to anyone in England and Wales.
MBBS, FRCA, MRCGP
Sam qualified in London in 1993, and became a GP after a 15 year career as a hospital consultant.
He has several areas of interest in general practice including women’s health, trans-affirming care, food as medicine, neurodivergence and trauma-informed practice.
Sam's passion is training a multi-professional primary care workforce suited to meeting the needs of those facing healthcare inequalities.
It is a basic human right to have our healthcare needs met, and enabling this requires a different way of learning. Changing the health of the nation necessitates making healthcare accessible to all.
He lives in Brighton with his family, has given up his car, tries to cycle instead and sings in an LGBT choir for kicks.
A Community led organisation passionate about helping the people of East Brighton reach their potential through learning, skills and work. Also a great Cafe to meet friends to chat and have a cuppa! Their services include: - One to one Careers Advice with a trained expert. - A wide range of courses to develop your hobbies, skills and yourself including IT, Maths and English, Vocational Certifcates, Health and Fitness, Arts and Crafts, Parenting and Personal Development. - Advice and Support for Money, Debt, Benefits, Health, Social Care and Mental Wellbeing. - A range of workshops and social events. - High speed low cost internet and printing. - Jobs board and Job Club - Resource area for local training, courses and volunteering.