Additional Support In Hackney

LGBTQI+ Information


Support Services

Local Organisations

Project Indigo

This is a Hackney based advice and counselling service for those aged 13-25 who are LGBTQ or are questioning their sexuality or gender identity. It runs on Thursday evenings, at the moment the sessions are virtual.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 8986 4016


London Organisations


Irish LGBT Network  

The network is open to any Irish person living in London or has Irish ancestry.

They offer ‘a link between the LGBT community in London and Ireland and also between the Irish LGBT community in London and the rest of the Irish community living here.


Contact details: 07821 601981


Email: [email protected]


Or you can use the contact form on the website


Naz and Matt Foundation

The Naz and Matt Foundation exists to empower and support LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Intersex) individuals, their friends and family to work towards resolving challenges linked to sexuality or gender identity, particularly where religion is heavily influencing the situation.


General Enquiries: [email protected]

Request Support: [email protected]


Opening Doors London

Opening Doors (ODL) is the largest UK charity providing activities, events, information and support specifically for lesbian,gay,bi-sexual,Trans,queer,non-binary or  gender fluid people over 50. 



General Enquiries: [email protected]

Phone: 020 7239 0400


Mental Health Services


London Friend

London Friend is the UK’s oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Tran’s charity. They support the health and mental wellbeing of the LGBT community in and around London. 

London Friend offers a range of services including support around addiction issues.



General Enquiries: [email protected]

Phone: 020 7833 1674


Rainbow Mind

Rainbow Mind, Southern Hub is a project led by Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest aiming to tackle mental health issues specifically for individuals within the LGBTQ Community across London. 



Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 8985 4239


Housing/Homelessness Support 


Albert Kennedy Trust   (AKT)

AKT supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.



General Enquiries: [email protected]

Phone: 020 7831 6562


Stonewall Housing

For LGBTQ+ people in housing need, with medium support needs. Now running virtual appointments. Advice line 020 7359 5767 Mon-Fri 10.00-13.00 or fill in referral form at

Immigration and Asylum Seekers Support


Micro Rainbow

Providing safe temporary housing for LGBT asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. They also provide a moving on service and social inclusion programmes.



Enquiries: [email protected]

Phone London office: 07704 170550

Helpline offering information and referral service: Wednesdays 14.30-18.30 020 3559-6490


UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group



For support and legal advice Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 7922 7811 


Rainbow Sisters (Sub group of Women For Refugee Women) 

Rainbow Sisters is a supportive, welcoming and confidential group open to lesbian, bisexual and trans women, and non-binary people seeking asylum.

Phone: 07950 118 998


Domestic and/or Sexual violence Support

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline


Monday, Tuesday and Friday


Wednesday and Thursday

10AM- 8PM

T: 0800 999 5428

E: [email protected]

For advice and services 


[email protected]


General Advice and Referral Line


LGBT+ Switchboard

Contact Details:


[email protected]

Helpline operating

10.00AM to 10PM , 7 days a week.


0300 330 0630

Back to Additional Support In Hackney