Colt supports Stonewall Housing as it assists LGBTQ+ community

Colt supports Stonewall Housing as it assists LGBTQ+ community

 January 31, 2023

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Colt is committed to helping people access the critical services they need, when they need them. Colt is building extraordinary connections with charities like Stonewall Housing to play its part in changing the world and making it a safer and more equitable place for everyone.

Colt is providing a freephone number to Stonewall Housing, so they can continue to support and provide free advice for LGBTQ+ people experiencing homelessness or living in unsafe environments.

“Stonewall Housing makes a real difference to people’s lives, at times when they feel they’re most vulnerable. Sharing the message that Stonewall is a national organisation and can support and connect the LGTBTQ+ across the country is incredibly important," says Colt Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Rachel Collins. "At Colt, we’re honoured to play just a small part in helping this incredible organisation reach the people that need them most.” 

Supporting LGBT+ people experiencing homelessness

Stonewall Housing is the leading national charity supporting LGBTQ+ people of all ages who live in the UK and are experiencing homelessness or living in an unsafe environment.

Founded in 1983, the organisation supports over 2,000 LGBTQ+ people each year by providing safe, emergency housing as well as offering advice, mental health advocacy for people fleeing domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based violence.

Providing a free phone number and Interactive Voice Response

Colt wanted to meaningfully support Stonewall Housing's work. Therefore, the company is providing a free phone number and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system free of charge, so anyone using this service won’t have to pay to call. 

Stonewall Housing’s helpline is one of the ways LGBTQ+ people experiencing problems with their housing can get immediate support from a trained housing expert. With the new, national helpline sponsored by Colt, Stonewall Housing can now reach people across the UK - impacting both the growth of Stonewall Housing's profile and the number of people supported. In addition to sponsoring the cost of the new number, Colt is also providing pro-bono assistance to get it fully set up.

“Being recognised as a national organisation is a critical step for us. Promoting this new number will help us reach more people who need us – with some living in really remote areas. We want to make ourselves as accessible as possible to our community across the UK," adds Stonewall Housing Services Manager, John Stubbs.

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