LGBTQ+

LGBT Switchboard

Switchboard is an LGBT+ helpline. They’re here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits and conversations are 100% confidential. Open 10:00 – 22:00 daily.

Tel: 0300 330 0630

Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS)

Advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights across England, Scotland and Wales.

Tel: 0808 800 0082

Sexual Health South West London

Open Monday – Friday between 08:00 – 19:00

Tel: 0333 300 2100

Citizens Advice Wandsworth

Provides free, confidential, impartial and independent advice on a broad range of subjects, including debt, benefits, housing, legal matters, employment, immigration and consumer issues. Open 10:00 – 16:00, Monday to Friday.

Tel: 0808 278 7833

LGBT Foundation

Established in 1975, LGBT Foundation exists to support the needs of the diverse range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. They believe in a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential.

Website: www.lgbt.foundation

Terrence Higgin Trust

Terrence Higgin Trust is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity. They support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, and help the people using their services to achieve good sexual health.

Website: www.tht.org.uk

Stonewall

Stonewall stands for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. They imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be ourselves and can live their lives to the full.

Website: www.stonewall.org.uk

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Find local LGBTQ+ support organisations.

Website: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital: LGBTQ+ support organisations

The Wandsworth borough prevalence of HIV is roughly 5.8 diagnoses per 1000 residents based on a Public Health Investigation in 2015. Anyone can get HIV but people from some groups are more likely to be affected including men who have sex with men.

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PeP)

PeP reduces the chance of HIV infecting your body after you’ve been exposed to it. PEP should be started as soon as possible and no more than 72 hours after the sexual exposure.

Falcon Road Sexual Health Centre is the local sexual health clinic that can provide PeP. Please call 0333 300 2100, Monday – Friday between 08:00 – 19:00 to book an appointment.

You can also access PeP from your local A&E outside clinic opening hours.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

PrEP is a pill you can take to protect you from HIV and can be extremely effective when taken properly. You can find out more information about this at www.iwantprepnow.co.uk.

PrEP prescriptions are not available from Bridge Lane Group Practice as it is a specialist medication that is only authorised to be issued by specialist clinics. There are a number of NHS-operated sexual health clinics across the capital offering PReP appointments, you can find them by visiting www.shl.uk.

NHS screening programmes

Screening information for trans and non-binary individuals is available at gov.uk.

Website: gov.uk: NHS population screening: information for trans and non-binary people

LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation website has publications and guidance on legal rights, health and wellbeing for trans and non-binary individuals.

Website: www.lgbt.foundation