Resources for LGBTQ survivors

Resources for LGBTQ survivors

Low income survivors

B&H Council
brighton & hove city council logoDiscretionary payment for paying rent in advance, help with council tax & removal costs for anyone on benefits.

Apply for a discretionary payment (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Turn2Us
turn2us logoA database where you can select any grant and fund, and everything will come up in a handy database.

Search for charitable and educational grants – Turn2us

B&H Council
brighton & hove city council logoThis helps with food costs & emergency resourcing issues.

Brighton & Hove – Local Discretionary Social Fund Application (egovhub.net)

Money Advice Plus
Money Advice Plus LogoCan provide casework (alongside an already existing IDVA) for survivors of economic abuse to navigate the system and open a new bank account. There is also a helpline.

The Financial Support Line for Victims of Domestic Abuse (moneyadviceplus.org.uk)

DWP
department for work & pensions logoWebpage with information of how UC,ESA, DSA and the benefits cap is changed for survivors of domestic abuse.

Help available from the Department for Work and Pensions for people who are victims of domestic violence and abuse – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

SEA
S E A logoA really great resource of how to stay in your home, manage debts, change or open bank accounts and how to separate your finances from the abuser.

Finding a safe place to live – Surviving Economic Abuse

Switchboard
Switchboard LogoCan sign off on foodbank referrals, has its own food surplus resources and can provide things like personal care items. B&H libraries also sometimes have these resources. Switchboard have access to 100 sim cards.

https://www.switchboard.org.uk/what-we-do/domestic-abuse/

Women’s Aid
Women's aid logoRail to Refuge service, provides free train travel to refuges & covers the cost of a ticket.

Rail to Refuge – Womens Aid

Pelican Parcels
Pelican Parcels LogoProvides clothes, child specific furniture, sheets, buggies, books, arts and crafts (anything for children under age 10). Must be referred by us.

homepage – Pelican Parcels

Survivors Welfare Advice Project- CPAG
Child Poverty Action Group logoAdvice line for professionals working with domestic abuse survivors; specialises in:

  • Issues relating to joint claims
  • ‘Right to reside’ and eligibility
  • Managing benefits after fleeing domestic abuse
  • Any other welfare rights matters

Survivors welfare advice project | CPAG

LOTI
Loti LogoAirtable of social tariffs and mobile packages for Broadband & mobile phones. for people on benefits & low incomes.

Social tariffs and mobile packages – LOTI

Airtable logoAirtable – Broadband Social Tariffs PUBLIC VIEW

Family Action Welfare Grants Programme
Family Action LogoCURRENTLY CLOSED- WILL CHECK REGULARLY TO SEE WHEN OPEN.

Gives grants of £300-£500 to survivors of domestic abuse (also mental health grants, older people’s grants, disability grants)

Welfare Grants – Family Action (family-action.org.uk)

Black survivors, survivors of Colour, Indigenous survivors, BME, QTIBIPOC survivors

Southall Black Sisters
Southall Black Sisters LogoHave a No Resource Fund for anyone in the UK who has no recourse to public funds, have an insecure immigration status, and allows them to access a refuge or safe accommodation. Help pages on Forced Marriage, Immigration Problems and Abusive Relationships.

Routes to Support – Southall Black Sisters

Al Mizan Trust
Al-Mizan Charitable Trust logoGeneral Welfare grant for up to £500, restrictions apply on this grant (for example, clearing debts), but they will fund applications.

Al-Mizan Charitable Trust – General Welfare Fund – Grants Policy (almizantrust.org.uk)

GALOP
Galop logo‘Recognisable’ , an accessible zine about a non-binary person trying to cope with a changing relationship.

Galop20Zine20NEO20singles.pdf

Sistah Space
Sistah Space logoBased in London, but are specialists for African Heritage survivors. They can provide 1:1 support, therapeutic services and have a refuge space if needed for survivors. Do not provide a service to trans women.

Domestic Abuse Services | Sistah Space (Sanctuary) | London, England

LGBT Traveller Pride
Traveller Pride logoTrans and Non Binary solidarity fund, can provide funds of around £50 to help trans people with affirmative clothing. There is also a free binder service available.

Trans & Non-Binary Solidarity Fund | LGBT Traveller Pride

Hersana CIC
HERsana Logo Support service for Black femme survivors- they are currently recruiting for a specialist IDVA for Sussex. They provide counselling, advocacy and outreach.

OUR SERVICES | HERSANA CIC

Healing Justice London
Provides services from an abolitionist perspective including a ‘reimagining masculinities healing circle’ for men & masculine identifying people of colour. They also do restorative yoga & specialised sessions for racialised communities.

Events – Healing Justice London

H.O.P.E. Training
Offer a tailored anti-racist domestic abuse recovery programme for survivors of domestic abuse who experience racism. Courses are over a period of 12 weeks.

Domestic Abuse Recovery Program

Disabled, neurodiverse, mentally ill and substance affected survivors:

Switchboard
Easy read version of service description and support service provision for LGBTQ+ survivors

Domestic Abuse Support – Easy Read Version

Galop
Galop logoEasy read version of service description and support service provision for LGBTQ+ survivors

Easy-Read-DVA-V3-1.pdf (galop.org.uk)

Sussex Police, Pegasus scheme
Sussex Police logoIf a person finds it hard to communicate with Police in an emergency situation, if you think this is suitable.

https://www.sussex.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/contact-us/sspegasus-scheme/pegasus-scheme/

Sex Worker Survivors

Terrence Higgins Trust
Sex worker support service & dedicated male sex worker support (trans & non-binary inclusive) Brighton and Hove | Terrence Higgins Trust (tht.org.uk)
SWOP
SWOP Sussex is a sex workers’ outreach project for women who live or work in the sex industry in Sussex. SWOP is trans inclusive.

Trauma informed, low cost and domestic abuse specialist therapies

LGBT traveller Pride
Traveller Pride logoTraveller Pride therapy fund, can provide up to 12 sessions free of charge. Currently the waitlist is full but they can make recommendations on good therapists.

Traveller Pride Therapy Service | LGBT Traveller Pride

RISE
RISE logoLow cost therapy which helps support people to recover and increase their wellbeing. Long waiting lists.

Therapies and counselling | RISE (riseuk.org.uk)

MANKIND initiative
Mankind InitiativeProvides a helpline for male (and non binary) survivors of domestic abuse.

Contact Us – (mankind.org.uk)

Mind Charity
Mind LogoDatabase with a wide range of low cost and free therapies available. Some is free & specialized, some is generic. MindOut is specialised for LGBTQ people.

Free-and-Low-Cost-Counselling-List-2021.pdf (mindcharity.co.uk)

MK Charity
Mankind LogoFree therapy for any non binary, male or intersex person who has had unwanted sexual experiences at any time in their life.

Access our services – Mankind (mkcharity.org)