What is violence or abuse?
Violence and abuse includes degrading comments, threats, sexual assault, rape, physical assault, financial abuse and manipulation. It may be a family member, partner, community member, colleague, stranger, or acquaintance who has hurt you. You may have been targeted for violence or abuse because of being LGBT, or it may have been for another reason, such as because of your race, religion, or disability, or it may have happened at random. We’re here to support you.
Who is the service for?
This project works with young people 25 years old or younger who live in London. If you are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and identify as LGBT this service is designed for you. We consider a person to be homeless if they are in unsafe or unstable accommodation, including sleeping on the streets, couch surfing, or living in an abusive household. If you have any disability or language needs, please let us know and we will do our best to support you. Our office is wheelchair accessible.
How do I get help?
You can call between the hours of 10am-4pm on weekdays to the Galop Shoutline 020 7704 2040 to ask for advice or to arrange an appointment. Alternatively, you can e-mail Galop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are in an emergency you may want to consider calling 999 for the police or an ambulance.
What is Jigsaw?
Jigsaw is a London initiative to reduce LGBT youth homelessness. The project brings together Stonewall Housing, the Albert Kennedy Trust, PACE and Galop to provide a network of services for LGBT young people. It allows you to access not just one but four organisations to pick and choose the support that’s right for you. Visit lgbtjigsaw.net for the Jigsaw website and to learn more about our partners.