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Project Title:The LGBT DAP (Domestic Abuse Partnership)
Total London Councils Grant:£585,272
Funding period:01 April 2017 to 31 March 2021
Priority:Tackling Sexual and Domestic Violence
Service area:2.2 Advice, counselling and support to access services (for medium risk post-IDVA and target groups not accessing generalist provision)

Description

The LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) will provide specialist support to over 500 LGBT victims of Domestic Violence annually. It is the only pan London multi-agency domestic violence service for LGBT people. It will deliver a joined-up service enabling vulnerable LGBT survivors, who face barriers to accessing support, to quickly access comprehensive, specialised support tailored to their needs.

As the lead partner in the DAP, Galop will: Build links with borough based services to raise awareness of LGBT domestic abuse and improve referrals pathways; provide specialist one-to-one DV advocacy, and through the National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline provide specialist telephone, email advice and support to victims 7days a week, referring London callers into the DAP. Stonewall Housing will provide housing advice and advocacy to DV victims at risk of homelessness, or with housing support needs. London Friend provides counselling and group support. Switchboard provides additional support through a helpline open 7 days per week and sign-posting into DAP services.

The DAP has consistently delivered outcomes that improve the safety and wellbeing of LGBT survivors of domestic violence. Victims receive help navigating the criminal justice system and accessing specialist support aimed at reducing risk and repeat victimisation.

Referral route

Peter Kelly, Service manager & LGBT DAP Coordinator

Email: peter@galop.org.uk or call 0207 697 4081

www.galop.org.uk

www.lgbtdap.org.uk

Referral routes:

Survivors and professionals can refer through the DAP website using the electronic referral form: www.lgbtdap.org.uk

Referrals can also be made via www.galop.org.uk and via email: referrals@galop.org.uk

Clients and professionals can also self-refer or make referrals through Galop’s helpline: 0207 704 2040 Or the National LGBT DV Helpline: 0800 999 5428

Borough benefits

Partners

  • Galop (Lead)
  • Stonewall Housing
  • London Friend
  • Switchboard