BRIGHTON LGBTIQ+ SHELTER from The Outside Project
Why do we need an LGBTIQ+ Shelter in Brighton?
25% of the population of Brighton identify as LGBTIQ+ but we do not have a shelter or housing support service.
Last year Switchboard conducted a piece of research with LGBTIQ+ people in Brighton and Hove. Of the 600 respondents, 22% of people felt unsafe in their homes.
Our community do not feel safe in mainstream housing services. Our homelessness is therefore considered 'invisible' as we rely on mutual aid / sofa surfing, transactional sex or hiding our identity to stay safe.
For these reasons - and many more - a coalition of LGBTIQ+ by and for organisations have come together to take action and open an LGBTIQ+ Winter Night Shelter in January 2023.
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