Five New Information Sheets for LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic Abuse and The Professionals Supporting Them.

Galop is proud to share five new information sheets for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) survivors of domestic abuse and the professionals supporting them. 

These new resources are aimed at recognising LGBT+ survivor’s experiences, they challenge stereotypes, and highlight barriers to accessing services. As well, they support LGBT+ survivors to access help safely and find advice at the start of their help-seeking journey. 

We hope you will find the following information helpful. All of these factsheets can be downloaded as PDFs for free via the links below. If the information sheets below do not answer your specific questions, please contact the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 999 5428 or email at info@galop.org.uk. 

Support for Survivors

These information sheets offer advice and support for any LGBT+ person who is experiencing domestic abuse. We know that it can be a big and sometimes difficult step to access professional support. Knowing options and resources can help.

Staying Safe Online When Accessing LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Support

This information sheet offers some advice survivors can use to stay safe online while  seeking help with domestic abuse

Emergency Accommodation and Housing Support for LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic Abuse

This information sheet offers information on emergency housing and support options  to LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse.

Domestic Violence and Abuse, and The LGBT+ Community

This information sheet offers advice on what constitutes domestic violence and abuse and outlines some of the unique aspects of domestic abuse as experienced by LGBT+ people. 

Support for Professionals

We would like to support all those working with survivors of domestic abuse to continue to recognise specific experiences of LGBT+ survivors and develop responses appropriately meeting their needs.  

Barriers Faced by LGBT+ People in Accessing Non-LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Support Services

This information sheet aims to provide professionals supporting LGBT+ survivors with an understanding of barriers in accessing non-LGBT+ domestic abuse support services, as experienced by LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse.

Myths and Stereotypes About Partner Abuse Among LGBT+ People

This information sheet aims to provide professionals supporting LGBT+ survivors with an understanding of barriers in accessing non-LGBT+ domestic abuse support services, as experienced by LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse. 

Domestic Violence and Abuse, and The LGBT+ Community

This information sheet offers advice on what constitutes domestic violence and abuse and outlines some of the unique aspects of domestic abuse as experienced by LGBT+ people.

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