Our Shelter is an identity responsive service for the LGBTIQ+ Community in London. It’s not like in the films – you don’t need to pay or queue up each night to get in. We have security on the door and a set guest list each night. Everyone has a proper bed and their own room. We have support workers on site 24hrs a day and yes – our whole team is LGBTIQ+. We have activities during the day like walking groups, photography and meditation. It’s always been a low drama community space.
Most people don’t think they are homeless ‘enough’ to come to us sooner. If you feel unsafe where you are staying, if you are sofa-surfing or using apps to find places to sleep then please get in touch with support services below to see if our shelter or refuge would be right for you. Please note: For the safety of our guests we can’t take direct referrals at our door. We accept referrals from the LGBTIQ+ organisations below and advise you to make contact with them.
YOUNG PEOPLE If you are a young person (16-25) experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment contact LGBTIQ+ Youth Homelessness Advice Service AKT.
OUT OF HOURS If it is out of hours (after 5pm) we would suggest contacting your local councils out of hours service for emergency accommodation.
Links to affordable hotel / backpackers:
OTHER USEFUL LINKS:
- Streetlink : www.streetlink.org.uk
- Next Meal : www.nextmeal.co.uk
- The Pavement : www.thepavement.org.uk