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New Partnership with Burrell Street NHS Sexual Health Clinic

19th September 2016

In partnership with Burrell Street NHS Sexual Health Clinic, METRO's LGBT domestic abuse service is offering the first LGBT Domestic Abuse drop-in service located within a sexual health setting.

We have recorded a significant rise in cases of non-consensual sex/sexual violence and domestic abuse linked with chem use amongst men who have sex with men (MSM). Our new service in north Southwark will provide early recognition, intervention and confidential specialist support to a larger number of victims affected by domestic abuse.

The service runs every Tuesday between 10:00am - 12:00pm

Read more about METRO's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans Identified (LGBT) Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) Service.

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