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Ministry of Justice funding

6th May 2011

The Ministry of Justice has recently provided three years funding to the Metro Centre to support LGBT victims of hate crime across South East London. This support will include counselling, mentoring and groups. The Metro Centre's own data, from the 2010 Needs Assessment indicates that over 50% of LGBT people have experienced some form of hate crime. This service will provide much needed emotional support to this group of people.

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Joe - Mentoring

The programme had such an impact on my life that I decided to come on board as a volunteer mentor!

Sarah - Counselling

The help and understanding I experienced from everyone I came into contact with whilst using the Metroís services was amazing.

Michael - Counselling

I gained a huge amount of help from the counselling service and would like to thank the service for offering so much support.

Abimbola- First Point

It has been a long time since I felt that someone actually listened to me.

Ebere - First Point

I wish this service was around when I was newly diagnosed. I felt my world had fallen apart around me and I didn't know which way to turn for support. You are offering a very valuable service.

Simon - Mentoring

By discussing things at such an intimate level with my mentor, I really came face to face with some of the reasons why I was taking chances before.

Peter- First Point

I felt so relieved to have a named First Point worker who I can call if I need to be referred to a particular service.

Joan - First Point

Thank you so much for taking time to listen to me and truly understand how I am feeling. This is the only appointment I've had regarding HIV that didnít feel rushed.

David - Counselling

Outstanding people. Outstanding service. Outstanding counselling. Truly something that has allowed me to turn my life around.

Kwasi - Mentoring

During the 6 month programme, I developed a close relationship with my mentor. Knowing that I would have to talk to him honestly about what I did in the previous 2 weeks somehow forced me to be safe every time I had an encounter.

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