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Lifting Community Spirits: OPENING DOORS LONDON


Opening Doors runs a befriending scheme that guarantees great conversations and some moral support for older LGBT+ people in Camden. It is thanks to Opening Doors that befriender Anthony has been meeting up with John once a week for the past five years. 

As well as friendship and a good natter, Anthony helps John keep on top of his post. Back in 2012 when Anthony walked in as a befriender, the post was unopened and in plastic bags. 

Being able to talk openly about anything is a particular benefit of matching LGBT+ befrienders with an older LGBT+ person. “I definitely recommend it, how would I have coped?” says John.“I look forward to Fridays.”

For more information about LGBT+ befriending: https://www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk/befriending

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