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Roundabout UK aims to eliminate loneliness in the LGBTQ+ community

Chris Gull August 31, 2022

Roundabout UK is the new, free, location-based app which supports all members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies by connecting them to local LGBTQ+ venues, community groups, charities, Prides, and services.

Roundabout UK was co-founded by Jake Hambleton and Graham Reese, from their dream to live in a world where all members of the LGBTQ+ community can live freely, with equality and never feel alone. They are now in 25+ towns and cities with over 50 groups!

Through the work Jake and Graham have done with Pride organisations, in particular Newbury Pride, they have seen first-hand the power of community and communication  However, they have also recognised the growing loss of LGBTQ+ venues across the country, which is leading to a decline in the number of LGBTQ+ support organisations.

As a result, individuals within the community can often feel isolated and alone. Now more than ever it is vital to connect safe spaces, organisations, and events with LGBTQ+ communities and allies to drive inclusivity and acceptance and help keep LGBTQ+ venues and organisations alive. This is where Roundabout UK comes in.

Roundabout UK’s aim is to become a one-stop-shop which connects all LGBTQ + allied organisations in one easy to use app, showing everyone round and about!

The app gives people the opportunity to meet like-minded people through community groups and Pride organisations and links to trusted charities who can support with counselling, education services and much more.

Roundabout UK also offers free access to health and well-being education across the country through trusted partners, so everyone can live a healthy, happy life. Not to mention bars, cafes, shops and artists in your local area which are all hosted on the app.

Roundabout UK launched in March of this year and it has embraced the use of social media channels such as Facebook and Instagram and is seeing great interaction with the LGBTQ+ community, with 97% retention rate across their social media channels and +45% engagement month-on-month.

After seeing such great interaction with organisations from attending 14 prides, events and social media, Roundabout UK has now launched a simple UK-wide sign-up page through their website to further help in reaching their goal of eliminating loneliness and isolation in the LGBTQ+ community.

Thanks to the huge support Roundabout UK has seen in just four months they have setup a Crowdfunding page to enable them to continue to grow and develop their platform by adding more locations and keeping non-profit organisations (charities/ community groups) hosted for free! If you’d like to help Roundabout UK on their mission, CLICK HERE


Download the app and view socials, HERE

To see the Roundabout UK website, CLICK HERE