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 We do aim to keep this list as up to date as we can but if you find a broken link or know of information which is out of date please let us  know.

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. You can report 24 hours a day by phone 0800 138 1625, SMS 07717 989 025, or on the website www.stophateuk.org.  The services cover several areas of the UK including some London Boroughs. The full list can be found on the website.

General LGBT

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

Provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people throughout the United Kingdom.

www.llgs.org.uk

 

London Friend

Provides services including: Counselling ; Support Groups ; Social Groups ; A library on LGBT issues ; Free information on HIV and AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Telephone Helpline – 020 7837 3337

www.londonfriend.org.uk

PACE

Responds to the emotional, mental and physical health needs of lesbians and gay men in the greater London area.

Counselling Helpline 020 7697 0014

www.pacehealth.org.uk

ELOP

Low cost, self-referral counseling service for LGB people based in East London. All counseling is provided on a one to one basis around any issue.

Telephone 020 8509 3898

Victim Support

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

Victim Supportline 0845 30 30 900

www.victimsupport.org

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; women, men and children. They see victims who are not yet ready to involve the police and 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.

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

www.thehavens.co.uk

Rape Crisis

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

www.rapecrisis.co.uk

Metropolitan Police

Comprehensive information about sexual assault and rape and where to go to get help.

www.met.police.uk/sapphire – general

Survivors

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

Helpline 0845 122 1201

www.survivorsuk.org

Domestic Violence

Broken Rainbow

Listening, information and signposting Helpline Service, staffed by LGBT people.

Helpline 0300 999 5428

www.broken-rainbow.org.uk

SOLA

Survivors of Lesbian Partnerships Abuse

Helpline 020 7328 7389 (ask for SOLA)

Opendoor Housing Trust

Housing and support for gay men escaping domestic and homophobic violence. 18-65 years old.

Helpline 020 8743 2165

Women’s Aid

Support and help for women and children experiencing domestic violence. This is not specifically an LGBT organisation

Helpline 0808 2000 247

www.womensaid.org.uk

Housing

Stonewall Housing

Provides housing advice and supported housing for LGBT people.

Adviceline 020 7359 5767

www.stonewallhousing.org

Transgender

Trans London

Discussion/support group for all members of the ‘trans’ community, whatever their gender identity (or identities) and whatever stage in their ‘transition’ they have reached (if at all).

www.translondon.org.uk

The Gender Trust

The largest Registered Charity helping adults throughout the UK who are Transsexual, Gender Dysphoric or Transgender. Provides information, advice and training. National Helpline: 0845 231 0505

www.gendertrust.org.uk

Young People

Albert Kennedy Trust

Supporting young LGBT people who are experiencing housing problems or abuse at home.

Helpline 020 7831 65

www.akt.org.uk

Jigsaw

Police & Legal Rights

Independent Police Complaints Commission

Independent body investigating and processing complaints made against the police.

Enquiries 08453 002 002 (local rate)

www.ipcc.gov.uk

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.

www.clsdirect.org.uk

Rights of Women

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

Helpline 020 7251 6577 (telephone) or 020 7490 2562 (textphone)

www.rightsofwomen.org.uk

Index of Gay Law

A concise up-to-date summary of the law by Solicitor, Clive Sanders, hosted by Gay Times.

www.gaytimes.co.uk/gt/?topic=article&id=2127

Law 4 Today www.law4today.com

The Site www.thesite.org

Full Force www.full-force.co.uk

Law Rights www.lawrights.co.uk

Liberty Human Rights www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk

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.

www.advicecentre.law.qmul.ac.uk/pink/index.html

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 .

020 7060 4000

www.pinkpractice.co.uk/

Pink Therapy

Independent therapy organisation working with gender and sexual diversity clients.

pinktherapy.co.uk/

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).

www.bacp.co.uk/

Counselling Directory

Support network and directory of UK counsellors and psychotherapists. (Non LGBT specific but includes section on sexuality).

www.counselling-directory.org.uk/

Lesbian Therapist Directory

The first directory in the UK and Ireland including only lesbian therapists.

www.thelesbiantherapistdirectory.co.uk