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Switchboard is a charity for LGBTQ people looking for community, support or information. We connect people and support them directly through specially developed Switchboard services or link them to other specialist organisations.
Set up in 1975 Switchboard has been listening to, informing and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in Brighton & Hove and beyond. Originally a helpline, we have developed additional services and now offer much more.
This Service will provide specialist information, support and advice to Carers of people with Dementia. A programme of specialist training will also be provided to address issues such as: Dementia awareness, how to support someone with Dementia, legal and money matters and coping strategies for carers.
For more information about this Service contact Carers Hub.View website
When you are busy looking after someone else, it can be easy to forget about your own health. This Service will provide support to the person you care for whilst you attend your health appointments. You can also use this Service to attend training or courses that will help you in your caring role, such as counselling or first aid training.
Contact Carers Hub to find out more.View website
Changes Ahead offers advice and support to carers of people with mental health issues through information, one to one support and a social support group.View website
Grace Eyre’s Brighton & Hove Travel Buddy Project helps people with learning disabilities to travel around where they live both independently and safely, by learning new skills and practicing journeys on public transport. We offer 1:1 travel training to equip people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make an independent journey.View website
RASP is a local Befriending Scheme for young Refugees and Asylum Seekers aged 16-25 years old, living in Brighton and Hove.
Through our fortnightly drop-in sessions, our team of local young UK Befrienders help support those new to the city. RASP aims to combat isolation and promote integration by providing a friendly, supportive and informal drop-in environment in which to meet other young people. There are opportunities to practice English speaking, share and cook food from other cultures, use the computer/internet facilities and take part in various fun and educational activities.View website
The Welfare Benefits Service at the Macmillan Horizon Centre provides free and confidential welfare benefits advice for people living with cancer, their families and carers.
Many people find a cancer diagnosis can bring money worries, with costs they hadn’t considered. The service can help you work out what you may be entitled to and assist with applications for all welfare benefits.
The Specialist Older Adults Mental health Service (SOAMHS) provides specialist support and treatment to older adults experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems. The service also supports people who have a diagnosis of Dementia who have complex and challenging needs relating to this. SOAMHS offer support with both health and social care needs.
Referrals: Your GP is the first point of contact if you are experiencing any mental health problems or are concerned about your mental health. Your GP can refer you to SOAMHS if they feel that you would benefit from some specialist support.View website
Responsive Services are a multidisciplinary team who visit patients in their home, including patients who live in care homes or temporary accommodation. Responsive Services provide short term health support to help people recover and remain in their own home.
The services covers the whole of Brighton and Hove but are only available for people who are registered with a Brighton and Hove GP.
Responsive Services provide, short term nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy assessment and support and aim to work with people to increase their independence following an episode of ill health.
Referrals are accepted from health or social care providers. The public cannot make direct referrals to Responsive services.
Referrals for Responsive services should be made via the referral management hub (RMH).View website