Specialist LGBT domestic abuse services

National organisations

Broken Rainbow: Tel 0300 999 5428  

A national LGBT domestic violence helpline  which provides support to LGBT victims, perpetrators, family, friends and professionals around LGBT people’s experience od domestic violence. Also dilivers specialist LGBT DV awareness training across the UK, and works in partnership with local organisations to diliver LGBT DV services and contributes to policy/campaigns to increase awareness of LGBT people and domestic violence. www.broken-rainbow.org.uk/

London based organisations

Albert Kennedy Trust: Tel 020 7831 6562

Provides support, mentoring, foster care and advice to young LGBT people up to 21 and occasionally 22-25 years old. Also developing services around LGBT forced marriage.


Bede House: Tel 0207 232 1107 Text 07958 039151

Working with people who live, work, study or socialise in Southwark, Bede House offers practical and emotional support and advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans people who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse or hate crime. The also run SAFE, an online advice service at bedehouse.org.uk/Safe


DAP: Tel 020 7704 6767

A London wide partnership between Broken Rainbow, GALOP, LLGS, PACE and Stonewall Housing that operates across all London boroughs. A survivor who makes contact with one of these organisations can be fast tracked to the four other partners if they require. For further information contact any of the partners directly or go to www.lgbtdap.org.uk

Galop: Tel 0207 704 2040

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community safety charity. Information on third party reporting and civil and criminal protection from domestic abuse.


London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard: Tel 0207 837 7324

A confidential lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender telephone helpline. Works in partnership with DAP.


Spectrum London: Tel 07976 297091

Spectrum London is a peer support group for all Trans people and those questioning their gender identity. Due to publish research on trans domestic abuse.


Stonewall Housing: Tel 0207 359 5767

Pan London confidential housing advice, advocacy and specialists in domestic abuse and housing to all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Also provide safe, supported accommodation for LGBT people, under twenty-five. www.stonewallhousing.org/

PACE: Tel 0207 700 1323

An LGBT support, mental health advocacy and counselling service. They also run two weekly survivor groups for LGBT people who have experienced domestic abuse and can also offer one-to-one pre group support.


Threshold Gay Men’s Shared Housing: Tel 020 8743 2165

A pioneering pan London project that provides safe supported accommodation for gay, bisexual and trans men escaping domestic abuse. www.thresholdsupport.org.uk