LGBT HIP’s future at Switchboard

Besi Besemar March 18, 2013

Brighton & Hove LGBT SwitchboardThe LGBT Health and Inclusion project will be moving from THT and moving in with Brighton & Hove, LGBT Switchboard from April 1.

Running since May 2011, LGBT HIP is a community consultation and engagement project for LGBT people who live, work, socialise or study in Brighton and Hove. The aim of the project is to engage with local LGBT communities about the provision, planning and evaluation of public services and policies in the local area. Its scope is city-wide and it works to provide a voice for LGBT people in order to bring about positive service improvements.

Nick Douglas, Coordinator of LGBT HIP, said:

“I’m delighted to have been welcomed to Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard. As the city’s only dedicated LGBT community consultation and engagement project, it’s vital for us to have our home in the heart of that community. Switchboard’s long-standing history of serving LGBT people and its ethos of getting LGBT people involved via volunteering is the perfect springboard for the activities we want to develop going forward. Through its helpline and counselling services, Switchboard has been listening to local LGBT people for decades. Now we can add to its vital work by providing a forum for LGBT people in the city to make their views known and work for change.”

Switchboard has taken on LGBT HIP as part of its on going efforts to increase and improve its services for the local LGBT community.