Merton LGBT+ Forum is proud to work with the community and the organisations within Merton and it’s neighbours.
Below is a list of our partners, our LGBT Colleagues and the services they offer.
Since the very beginning, the Merton LGBT+ Forum has had some great support from people and organisations in the community.
All of the members of the board and volunteer team would like to personally thank Sergeant Steve Dorrington, DCI Nicola Church, PCSO David Haywood (Digitl Dave), Beau Fadahunsi, Max Lawson and Evereth Willis for the help and ongoing support.
Merton Council have supported the build of the new forum since 2014 when it was suggested to the Chair that we could do some work for the LGBT Community in Merton. As well as their ongoing support and guidance they provide us with meeting rooms to help the Merton LGBT Community.
Merton Libraries offer a wide range of services that promote reading development, health, lifelong learning and community cohesion in a fun, welcoming and friendly environment.
There are seven libraries situated in Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Morden, Pollards Hill, Raynes Park, West Barnes and Wimbledon. There is also a Home Visits Service that delivers books and other materials to customers unable to get to their local library.
Galop is London’s completely independent community-led LGBT anti-violence & abuse charity, giving advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse and support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.
The primary aim of the organisation is to facilitate the April Acts of Remembrance #AAR to mark the anniversaries of the attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho, and National Hate Crime Awareness #NHCAW in October.
They believe this it is important to actively remember the victims of Hate crime, to show our support to those who had their lives changed forever by acts of Hate.
They sate that hate crime is not acceptable in the communities and they will work together to tackle this problem.
17-24-30’s secondary aim is to spread a message of H.O.P.E.* across the UK and beyond to encourage local authorities (including councils and police services), key partners and communities affected by Hate Crime to work together.
H.O.P.E stands for Hate crime awareness, Operational response to hate crime, Preventing hate crime and Empowering communities to report hate crime and access victim support services.
Healthwatch is the consumer champion for health and social care in England. Here to give children, young people and adults a powerful voice – making sure their views and experiences are heard by those who run, plan and regulate health and social care services.
By making sure the views and experiences of all people who use services are taken into account, we can help make services better now and in the future. Healthwatch actively seeks views from all sections of the community, especially from those who sometimes struggle to be heard and not just from those who shout the loudest. We also encourage health and social care providers, regulators and planners to hear directly from people themselves.
MVSC is committed to supporting and developing volunteering in Merton. We work with organisations in the public, voluntary and community sectors to develop and match the skills and interests of new volunteers to volunteering opportunities.
We deliver good practice support to organisations involving volunteers in their work, and provide information and advice about volunteering alongside training for organisations and volunteers.
Merton Police. How to contact us:
In emergencies always call 999
58 Cricket Green Mitcham Surrey CR4 4LA
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Your local Victim Support Office is 17-19 Falcon Road, Clapham Junction, London, SW11 2PH.
Victim Support line is 0808 16 89 111 and provides information and support for anyone affected by crime.
You can also contact them by TEXT Relay by adding 18001 before the phone number. Remember if you feel threatened call 101 or 999 in an emergency.
The Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Voluntary and Community Organisations, run by Vicky Worthington and her team, is a national membership organisation focusing on the development and support of LGBT groups, projects and organisations, which delivers direct services and campaign for individual rights.
SPECTRA Gay Men’s Project
1WLGMP (Spectra) aims for an educated, aware and empowered communities who have access to clear, accurate, credible and non-judgemental wellbeing and health information and quality services.
Contact them : 0800 587 8302 / 020 3322 6920 firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for details of their current services http://www.spectra-london.org.uk/Calendar.html
ALL BAR ONE Wimbledon
Ryan and his team have kindly provided us with a new home every third week of the month.
Brunch starts from 12 noon and is open to all LGBT+ and family and friends who may live outside the Borough.
They offer a great menu at a reasonable price are family friendly and there is always a good less noisy atmosphere.
CliniQ is a free holistic sexual health and well-being service for all trans-people, partners and friends.
They open 5pm to 7.30pm every Wednesday on a walk-in or appointments basis at the 56 Dean Street clinic in Soho, offering a full range of confidential sexual health services (for instance cervical screening for trans-men and liver function testing), free counselling and support, advocacy, monitoring, support services and signposting to other organisations (which have all been assessed for their awareness of trans-people).