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Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard offering free care packages during cost of living crisis

Graham Robson September 30, 2022

With the cost of living rising, Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard has realised many LGBTQ+ people don’t have a safety net to fall back on.

The charity is offering free care packages to anyone who needs them, with essential items such as toiletries, period products, underwear, kitchenware, bedding and self care items.

Priority will be given to disabled folks, people with no recourse to public funds, community members who are QTIBIPOC, and those who are homeless or fleeing unsafe homes.

Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard say: “This project wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our partners who’ve donated products to our care packages, as well as your donations. If you would like to donate towards the cost of a care package you can set up a regular or one off donation here.”

If you’d like to request a care package for yourself or on behalf of someone else, contact or call the helpline on 01273 204050.