LGBTQ+ abuse and support
Abuse in the LGBTQ+ community is a serious issue. Our support services are here for you.
When you reach out to us, our staff can support you to access help, accommodation and ongoing support and signpost you to specialist services, to help you make the first steps for a safe future, free from abuse.
Women’s Aid refuges, our members, are managed independently and provide a range of support and services. Some organisations offer specialist support for trans and non-binary survivors, including refuge space, outreach services or support.
There are also specialist services which you can reach out too.
Galop’s helpline is run by LGBT+, for LGBT+ people who have or are experiencing domestic abuse. It’s also for people supporting a survivor of domestic abuse; friends, families and those working with a survivor. It’s free and accessible through phone, webchat and chatbot.
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline provides a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being. They support people to explore the right options for themselves and aspire to a society where all LGBT+ people are informed and empowered.