Tonic addresses the issues of loneliness and isolation of older LGBT+ people and the need for specific housing and support provision. Tonic focuses on creating vibrant and inclusive urban LGBT+ affirming retirement communities where people can share common experiences, find mutual support and enjoy their later life.
The Outside Project
Star Refuge is a domestic abuse refuge. The Outside Project have opened a domestic abuse refuge for London's LGBTIQ+ community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you ever feel like you need to stay somewhere else for your own safety or wellbeing then you are right.
Centre 70 supports adults who are facing social, mental, financial or other personal difficulties through a holistic programme of free and affordable services including: Advice, Counselling and Wellbeing, Training and Advocacy. They support the local community at our centre in West Norwood, as well as a range of outreach locations in Lambeth and across London
Healthwatch Lambeth are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. We're here to make sure those running services put people at the heart of care. Our purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services, and to speak out on their behalf. We focus on ensuring that Lambeth people’s concerns about current services are addressed. We work to get services right for everyone in Lambeth.
Pride in Practice
Pride in Practice is a training, quality assurance and social prescribing programme to strengthen and develop Primary Care Services’ relationship with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) patients within the local community. Pride in Practice enables practitioners to confidently and effectively meet the needs of LGBT patients through increased awareness and understanding of different healthcare needs. Click below for latest list of Lambeth GP surgeries achieving a Bronze, Silver or Gold accreditation.
Over the past year we have been working diligently to create this sparkling new website which uncovers what otherwise would be hidden from history. The story of the South London Gay Community Centre and the Brixton gay squatting community from the 1970s to the early 1980s reveals in fascinating detail through the use of written text, photographs, podcasts, videos and art works the story of a seemingly disparate group of gay men and their attempts to live together communally. This uncharted experiment in squatting the first ever gay community centre and living together broke down isolation and released an astonishing amount of creativity from the group over a period of roughly ten years including campaigning, theatre productions and encouraging many people to come out loud and proud as gay in a more supportive environment. All in the rebellious spirit of the 1970s.