National Help & Support

Here you’ll find details of National organisations that can help.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION, ADVICE AND SUPPORT

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
Free and confidential advice, employment law advice, guidance, tools and resources.

Albert Kennedy Trust
Supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.

Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)
AVEN hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.

Childline
Free, confidential helpline: 0800 11 11

Disabled LGBT People Regard
Telephone: 020 7688 4111 / 020 7688 0709 (minicom)

Equality and Human Rights Commission
Equality Act guidance.

FFLAG
Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gay.
Telephone: 0845 6520311

LGBT History Month
Celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. LGBT HM is celebrated in February in the UK but our work to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia continues throughout the year.

Older LGBT People - Age Concern
Helpline: 0800 00 99 66

Schools Out
Working towards equality, safety and visibility in education for all LGBT people.

Stonewall Housing

Women’s Aid
Freephone 24 hour: 0808 2000 247
Info about UK criminal law related to DV

 

BISEXUALITY

BI UK
UK national organisation for bisexual research and activism.

BICON
Blogs, archives, materials and conferences for bisexual people.

 

BLACK, ASIAN AND ETHNIC MINORITY LGBT

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities Forced Marriage Unit
Telephone: 020 7008 0151

Imaan
LGBTQI Muslim support group.

Imkaan
Black feminist organisation dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls, specialising in DV especially Asian Women’s Refuges.

Justice for Gay Africans

NPL (Naz Project London)
Provides sexual health and HIV prevention and support services to selected Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in London.

UK Black Pride

UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group
Tel: 020 7922 7811
Information and advice for LGBT people with immigration issues.

 
INTERNATIONAL LGBT

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

International LGBTI Association (ILGA) Europe

 

LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND/OR TRANS WOMEN

Muslim Women's Network UK

Women's Resource Centre's
'In All Our Colours' report on LBT women and services (2010). An excellent source of information, still relevant and is highly recommended.

 

LGBT DOMESTIC ABUSE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HATE CRIME

Broken Rainbow
National helpline 08452 60 44 60
Support for LGBT people experiencing DA / DV. Branches may wish to support Broken Rainbow through fundraising, donations, shopping, volunteering, social media/networks. See the website for details.

Galop
Hate crime organisation that has lots of useful factsheets, and is able to facilitate third party reporting to the police about hate crimes.

LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum

LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership

National 24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline
Freephone 0808 2000 247

PACE
LGBT mental health and well-being.

Reducing the Risk
Lists numerous cross-equality services and helplines.

Respect
For abusers who want to stop.
Telephone: 0845 122 8609

Training and Workshops LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership

 

SPORT

Just a Ball Game?
Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport particularly football.

Show Racism the Red Card
(tackling homophobia section)

 

TRANSGENDER

Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES)
Information, guidance, advice and training. Branches may wish to support GIRES through fundraising, donations, invitations to meetings and training events, and via social media/networks. See GIRES website for contact details.

Gendered Intelligence
Experienced in teaching in schools, colleges, etc. and with young people.

Gender Trust
National helpline: 0845 231 0505. Regional support details on their website.

International Transgender Memorial Day / Day of Remembrance (20 November)

Mermaids
Helpline is open between 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday: 07020 935066
Support group for parents of trans* children.

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