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Welcome to Galop, the 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.

020 7704 2040

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London LGBT+ Advice Line

0800 999 5428

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National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

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Useful Links

This is a list of organisations who may be able to provide further information or assistance. Please note this is not a comprehensive list. Clicking on the links will take you to an external website and Galop cannot be responsible for the content of any of these. We do aim to keep this list as up to date as we can but if you find a broken link or know of information which is out of date please let us  know.

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General Hate Crime

Stop Hate UK

Stop Hate UK is a charity that provides independent and confidential reporting services for people affected by Hate Crime including those motivated by hostility towards your disability; race, ethnicity or nationality; religion, faith or belief; sexual orientation or gender identity.

General LGBT+

Switchboard

Provides an information, support and referral service for LGBT+ people throughout the United Kingdom. They are a LGBT+ helpline and a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well being.

London Friend

Offer counselling and support around issues such as same-sex relationships, sexual and gender identity and promoting personal growth and self-confidence. They’re also home to Antidote – the UK’s only LGBT drug and alcohol service. They’re social groups provide a safe space to meet and socialise as an alternative to the bar and club scene.

ELOP

Provides information, advice, advocacy, counselling and support services, plus other social and community activities and events to north and east London’s LGBT communities.

Victim Support

National charity supporting people affected by crime. Although not solely for LGBT people, they do offer an LGBT service.

Rape & Sexual Assault

The Havens

The Havens are a 24/7 hospital based service offering care to all victims of rape and sexual assault in London, to women, men and children. They provide services including treatment of minor injuries, recovery of DNA evidence, Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention & treatment, emotional support and access to specialist advisers in a warm, friendly, confidential and quiet environment. The specially trained staff have experience with LGBT+ clients and they are independent from the police.

For more information or to make an appointment, you can call:

The Haven – Paddington (for NW London) – 020 7886 1101

The Haven – Whitechapel (for NE London) – 020 7247 4787

The Haven – Camberwell (for all of South London) – 020 3299 1599

Rape Crisis

Offers details of Rape Crisis Centres which offer support, counselling and reporting facilities for women and girls.

National Rape Crisis Helpline

The National Rape Crisis helpline is open 365 days a year to women aged 13+ who have survived any form of sexual violence, no matter how long ago. They offer specialised, confidential support, information and referral details and they are LBTQ friendly.

WGN – London

Women & Girls Network offer free and confidential emotional support for anyone in London, who self identifies as a woman (aged 14 years+), and has been affected by any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.

Survivors

Information, support and counseling for men who have experienced sexual assault or rape.

Domestic Violence

SOLA

Survivors of Lesbian Partnerships Abuse helpline 020 7328 7389 (ask for SOLA)

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too. Speak out, don’t suffer in silence.

0800 999 5428

Women’s Aid

Support and help for women and children experiencing domestic violence. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

0808 2000 247

Housing

Stonewall Housing

Provides housing advice and supported housing for LGBT people.

0207 359 5767

Transgender

Mermaids

Work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people among professionals and the general public.

Gendered Intelligence

Provide UK-wide workshops and awareness training for and about young trans people

Young People

Albert Kennedy Trust

akt supports lgbtq+ young people in the uk experiencing homelessness or living in hostile environments to find safe homes, employment, education or training  and to celebrate their identities in order to improve their life outcomes.

Jigsaw

Jigsaw is a London initiative to reduce LGBT youth homelessness. The project brings together Stonewall Housing, the Albert Kennedy Trust and Galop to provide a network of services for LGBT young people.

Police & Legal Rights

Independent Police Complaints Commission

Independent body investigating and processing complaints made against the police.

Enquiries 08453 002 002 (local rate)

Community Legal Service Direct

Access free quality legal help and information. Find a solicitor or legal adviser in your area, check if you are eligible for legal aid, or find advice from one of over 300 carefully selected websites.

Rights of Women

Legal information and factsheets for women. Operates a free legal advice line for women staffed by women.

Pink Law

Free Legal Advice for the Gay Community in London. Once a month, advice sessions are dedicated to clients from the LGBT community. The Legal Advice Centre is committed to offering both a welcoming and confidential environment for members of the LGBT community when seeking free legal advice. It is open during term time only.

Counselling

Please note that this section is for reference only. Galop is not able to endorse the services offered by any organisations listed here.

The Pink Practice

Counselling and Psychotherapy for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities .

Pink Therapy

Independent therapy organisation working with gender and sexual diversity clients.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

The leading professional body for counselling and psychotherapy and reference point for anyone seeking information on counselling and psychotherapy in the United Kingdom. (Not LGBT+ specific).

Counselling Directory

Support network and directory of UK counsellors and psychotherapists. (Not LGBT+ specific but includes section on sexuality).

Lesbian Therapist Directory

A directory including only lesbian therapists.