National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Project

Over the past several months, Galop has been a lead partner in the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Capacity Building Project. The project, which has brought together specialist services that support LGBT+ survivors, aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse in LGBT+ relationships and to encourage survivors to seek help from specialist services. Throughout the project, we have had the pleasure to work with Stonewall HousingBirmingham LGBTThe Intercom TrustThe LGBT FoundationRISE UK and Victim Support Wales.

See the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Capacity Building Project page here

To share project outcomes and resources, we’ve created a new page that brings together many of the project’s strands. It presents information for both professionals and survivors, offering a map detailing LGBT+ DV services across the country, information on the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline and training offered by Galop. It also brings together a range of useful resources, including;

  • The LGBT+ DV Library, the largest online collection of resources about domestic abuse and LGBT+ people.
  • Galop’s most recent research & factsheets on domestic abuse issues.
  • Archived information on the 2019 Recognise & Respond: Strengthening advocacy for LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuseresearch project and conference.
  • Information on our new LGBT+ Survivors’ Forum and the LGBT+ DV Practitioners Group.
  • The archive of our #OutAgainstAbuse social media campaign materials.

 

We particularly want to draw your attention to the last two items on this list;

The LGBT+ DA Practitioners Group is a space for discussion, questions & sharing best practice around working with LGBT+ survivors. Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence & abuse charity, recently took on the task of facilitating & moderating the group and we want to encourage you to join the conversation.

The group will host resources from the partner organisations of the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Project, who represent all the LGBT+ specialist DVA services in the country. Members of those organisations will be a part of the discussion, making their expertise available to other professionals.

In November 2019, the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Project launched a social media campaign titled #OutAgainstAbuse. Aimed at raising awareness of domestic abuse in LGBT+ relationships and encouraging survivors to seek help, the campaign ran for four weeks on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

During those four weeks, campaign content was seen more than 250,000 times and reached four times its engagement target. We have made the core content freely available online.

See the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Capacity Building Project page here

The resources on this page were produced within the framework of the Recognise & Respond and National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse projects. Recognise & Respond was funded under the Lloyds Bank Foundation Transform Program and National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse was funded by the Home Office. Both projects were delivered in partnership with Stonewall Housing.

For more information on the project, please contact:
Saul Jones, Communication & Engagement Officer – saul@galop.org.uk

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