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
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
Situated in the Coldean area of Brighton, New Larchwood Extra Care Housing has 38 one and two bed retirement apartments for over 55s.
At our first LGBTQ+ affirmative scheme, on-site facilities include a residents' lounge, community café, hair salon, cinema, guest room and patio garden, as well as a restaurant where hot lunches are provided. The estate is LGBT+ inclusive and therefore very welcoming of diversity. Regular social activities such as coffee mornings take place, providing an opportunity to meet with other residents. The local manager is on-site every week day to assist with any queries you may have and also arrange any maintenance required for the buildings and grounds. A GP surgery and a pharmacy are next door, and a library is over the road. Bus routes to central Brighton run on nearby Hawkhurst Road, for access to further amenities.
Opening Doors is the only dedicated national charity connecting LGBTQ+ people over 50 with activities, events, support and information. We also provide accredited training to professionals, conduct research and create policy. We work across the UK but retain a focus in London.
1-6 Tavistock Square,
London, WC1H 9NA
As you get older it’s not unusual to spend more time on your own, particularly if you’ve lost loved ones or your health isn’t what it used to be.
Following the success of our call companions service, we launched rainbow call companions: a free telephone befriending service for LGBT+ people who are lonely, isolated or in need of companionship and feel they would benefit from a friendly phone call every week or two. This is a service specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender plus (LGBT+) people aged 75+ who would like to speak to someone who’s also LGBT+.
Calls last for half an hour or so and you can chat about anything that interests you. What's great is that the same volunteer phones you every time, so you can get to know each other and share stories and laughter – for as long as you both want.
Rainbow call companions has been awarded by the NHS National Advisor for LGBT Health award (2022), which recognises outstanding work by individuals and groups across the NHS and VCSE sector to improve the experience of LGBT+ patients and the LGBT+ workforce and shine a light on examples of best practice.
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.
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]