Here are some local Redbridge and wider London organisations which you may find useful. 

Opening Doors London

Opening Doors London (ODL) provides information and support services specifically for older
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT*) people in
the UK.

Terrence Higgins Trust

We have a dedicated HIV prevention and sexual health promotion service in Redbridge, offering HIV testing and support, chlamydia and Gonorrhoea screening for young people, condom distribution, awareness sessions and training. We work closely with community organisations, pharmacies and health services to deliver the most comprehensive service we can to all Redbridge Residents


Galop, LGBT+ anti-violence charity

GALOP Helpline gives advice and support to people who have experienced homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse. Also assists callers whene dealing with the Police.

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

0800 999 5428


London LGBT+ Advice Line

020 7704 2040



Works to promote the health and well-being of LGBT people. Providing a telephone helpline; a range of coming out, support and social groups, one-to-one counselling and a specialist alcohol and drugs support service.

020 7833 1674

0300 330 0630

AKT supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in hostile environments

020 7831 6562

Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.

0300 999 5428


Working together with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to tackle LGBT hate crime.

Always dial 999 in an emergency else 101 for non emergencies

020 8509 3898

ELOP – is a London based thriving community-led LGBT mental health & wellbeing charity offering a range of support, advice, information, counselling and group support services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

08000 50 20 20

Our Mission

We're here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone.

We believe we're stronger united, so we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. We have laid deep foundations across Britain - in some of our greatest institutions - so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.

But our work is not finished yet. Not until everyone feels free to be who they are, wherever they are.

020 7791 2855

Positive East has been on the forefront of HIV service and care for over 26 years; supporting people from point of HIV diagnosis to longer term care.

Guided by our mission – to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities affected by HIV – we have developed a holistic range of health and wellbeing programmes from counselling to workshops to HIV testing and prevention.

To achieve our mission, efficiently deliver our services, and to make a valuable contribution to London’s wider response to HIV care, we work towards three primary organisational goals:

·       Provide a holistic range of services that enable people living with HIV to promote their health and well-being, support self-management, and to gain and sustain their independence.

·       Maintain and increase work in building a safer sex culture, supporting people to stay HIV negative, reduce undiagnosed infection and reduce late diagnosis of HIV and the onward transmission of HIV.

·       Influence policy development and service improvement that will enable us to further our mission.



MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people.

We work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

Last year we helped 1,342 people struggling with social isolation, suicidal distress, financial hardship, discrimination and prejudice, hate crime and exclusion.

We are open most evenings from 5:30pm and on Sundays 2pm-4pm.

01273 234839