LGBT- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Service

LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender services in London

What does it do?

What are the aims of the project?

  • To reduce social isolation for older LGBT people
  • To improve the social well being and mental health of older LGBT people
  • To provide increased support for individuals from LGBT communities to remain independent and live at home for longer
  • To increase awareness of the needs of older LGBT people within other statutory and voluntary agencies

How do we do this?

  • Through holding regular social and other activities including monthly men’s, women’s and mixed social events
  • By providing a telephone information and signposting service
  • By recruiting LGBT volunteers to provide befriending to older LGBT people
  • By providing community safety surgeries and advice sessions
  • By working in close partnership with local and national agencies, and providing referrals to other relevant agencies and organisation
  • By offering training to increase awareness of the needs of older LGBT people within statutory and voluntary agencies.

Please contact us if you would like to refer a client, or would like us to provide training or do a presentation to your organisation.

What kind of services do we provide?

  • Befriending
  • Social activities
  • Monthly group events
  • Computer classes
  • Information & Advice sessions
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Training and awareness sessions for statutory and voluntary agencies


Who it is for?

The Opening Doors London service, led by Age UK Camden, provides a range of services and activities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people over 50 in London

Where it is available?

Local service (Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster, Barking & Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames).

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above


Info last updated:

Tavis House 1-6 Tavistock Square, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA