LGBTIQ+ friends, colleagues & activists from within the homeless sector joined forces with the LGBTIQ+ community in London to raise £11461 this summer in order to create the UK's first LGBTIQ+ specific crisis/homeless shelter.
We organised a steering group of supportive charities - Stonewall Housing, Housing Justice & Homeless Link who continue to be a huge support to the project.
The scale of support didn't just demonstrate the need for this service, it generated all of the funding to buy a 12 bed tour bus to use as the shelter.
We have our main office space based in Barking & Dagenham and we shall also be working with local organisations there to make sure we can support the LGBTIQ+ community locally.
We will continue to fundraise across London in order to support the most marginalised & vulnerable members of our community through winter & develop this much needed shelter into a year round service.
Volunteers & hosts needed:
If you are interested in volunteering at the shelter or have space in your home for someone who needs to return to work or have somewhere short term whilst waiting for keys to their own property - please see our website for more information or contact Carla.Ecola@LGBTIQoutside.org
Thankyou all for your ongoing support.