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Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard

Trustee roles at Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard

Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard has been at the heart of the local LGBT community since 1975. We provide a helpline and web chat, counselling service, the LGBT HIP engagement project and the LGBT Older People’s project.

We are looking to recruit new trustees to join our board that have the strategic vision, independent judgement and a willingness to commit to being a trustee. Fundraising and human resources experience will also be valuable.

We’re recruiting for:

We want to achieve a more diverse board and welcome applications from all sections of the community, especially from women, BAME, disabled and trans people.

If you have any questions about the roles, please contact Dermot Scully – our chair of trustees – at dermot.scully@switchboard.org.uk

Apply now

To apply for a trustee role, please send your CV and a cover letter highlighting your skills and experience that you believe will be valuable in this role, to Dermot Scully – our chair of trustees – at dermot.scully@switchboard.org.uk

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 23 March 2017.

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LGBT Disabled Person’s Festive Social!

The LGBT Disabled People’s group will be holding a festive meet-up on the Tuesday 20th December from 5-7 pm at Charles Street. We would welcome any LGBT people with disabilities to join us for some festive cheer!

Tuesday 20th December| Charles Street Bar | 5-7 pm

Charles Street is accessible for wheelchairs and has an accessible toilet and we have reserved an area at the back, near the DJ decks. Please do bring photo ID if you are under 25. There is a food menu if you would like to eat there. 

Let us know if you can make it 🙂

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LGBT Disabled Person’s Meet Up

LGBT HIP is co-hosting a workshop with Harriet from Scope’s Local People Programme, to enable LGBT disabled people to access project funding and support.

Join us for an informal brainstorming workshop, where we can chat about barriers, good experiences and possible projects. It will be an informal session over food and we can continue our conversation about helping LGBT venues to be more accessible and inclusive. Come and have your say about issues that are important to you living as an LGBT disabled person in Brighton and Hove.

Friday 25th November| Stanmer Room, Brighthelm | 2-4 pm

Food and drinks provided. Travel expenses can be reimbursed. Please contact meg.lewis@switchboard.org.uk to RSVP or if you have any dietary or access requirements.

 

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Whitehawk Inn LGBTQ Social Group

LGBT HIP is working with Whitehawk Inn to support a monthly LGBTQ social group in Whitehawk. The group is a friendly, welcoming space for LGBTQ people living in Whitehawk to get together and enjoy each other’s company.  Refreshments are provided.

New members are always welcome, so please do pop in for a cuppa and a chat with other local LGBTQ people. We hope to see you there 🙂

Wednesday 16th November | Whitehawk Inn | 12.30 – 2.30

For more details, please email whitehawkinn@whinn.org.uk or phone 01273 682 222

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Disabled Access in LGBTQ Spaces

The LGBT Disabled Peoples Group meets monthly and welcomes all LGBT disabled people.

We have had great discussions about how accessible LGBT venues and support are for disabled people. We have also discussed how things can be better. Join us for a creative thinking session to develop top tips on accessibility for LGBT venues and groups- so that we can share our ideas with local groups. Please bring your ideas and we’ll bring the snacks!

I will bring flipcharts and pens and art stuff so that people can contribute to the discussion in a way that feels most comfortable to them.

Friday 23rd September| Stamner Room, Brighthelm | 3-5 pm

Please email meg.lewis@switchboard.org.uk for more details or to RSVP.

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Whitehawk LGBTQ Meet-Up

The drop in group at the Whitehawk Inn is going well with more people attending and becoming interested in the group. We would still love more people to come along! Its primarily a social group, a space to chat and get to know other LGBT people over tea/cofee and those all important biscuits!

As more people attend we are beginning to shape the group, thinking about what people would like to do during the meet up, thinking about interesting speakers etc. So if you would like to be part of forming a great LGBT support group pop along to meet great people and have you say.

Wednesday 21st September| 1-3pm | The Whitehawk Inn

For more details, please email whitehawkinn@whinn.org.uk or phone 01273 682 222

A Great Pride Bake-Off Thank-you

We would like to thank all the fantastic people in the Pensions Regulator’s staff LGBT+ network, who raised £572 for Switchboard by holding a Great Pride Bake-Off.

The Bake-Off was part of a week of activities organised by the LGBT+ network in the run up to Pride, which culminated in their participation in the Pride Parade. We are very grateful that they included community fundraising for us in such a packed programme. Thanks to everybody who organised and participated.

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LGBT Disabled Peoples Group: August Meet-Up

The LGBT Disabled Peoples Group is supported by LGBT HIP and is a friendly group for LGBT disabled people to meet in a confidential and safe environment

We are hoping for sunny weather for the meet-up in August! Please join us at the Garden Café at St. Anne’s Wells Garden for coffees and catch-ups!

Wednesday 31st August | St. Anne’s Wells Gardens | 3-5 pm

If you would like to come along, or find out more about the group, please email meg.lewis@switchboard.org.uk or phone 01273 234009

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Whitehawk LGBT Coffee Morning

If you are LGBTQ and live, work or socialise in the Whitehawk area, please do come along to meet others and help shape the new group. Just bring yourself and we’ll supply the tea and biscuits 🙂

Monday 15th August | Whitehawk Inn | 11am – 1pm

If you would like to come along to the group, or find out more information, please email whitehawkinn@whinn.org.uk or phone 01273 682 222.

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Focus Group: Help Develop a New LGBT Kitemark

LGBT HIP and the Trans Alliance have teamed up to develop a city-wide quality assurance kitemark scheme to improve access to, and confidence in statutory and private sector services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Brighton and Hove.

We want local LGBT people to help shape this!

Tuesday 16th August | Community Base | 6-8 pm

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