Tackling homelessness of LBTI women (Micro Rainbow CIC)

Micro Rainbow is one of twenty nine charities from across England, working with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, that has been awarded a grant from Homeless Link’s Ending Women’s Homelessness grants programme, funded by the Government’s Tampon Tax Fund.

Micro Rainbow will support homeless lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex (LBTI) refugee and asylum seeking women into safe housing. In addition, Micro Rainbow will provide them with social inclusion activities to tackle the extreme isolation they face and promote mental wellbeing. Ultimately, the project will reduce the number of LBTI asylum seeking women sleeping rough in the London area and the violence they face.

Welcoming the grant, Moud Goba, Micro Rainbow’s Manager, said: "We are grateful and delighted to be awarded this grant. Lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex (LBTI) asylum seeking women face multifaced intersectional challenges making them one of the most vulnerable and invisible groups. Hidden homelessness amongst this group leaves them vulnerable to sexual exploitation and domestic servitude. This project will enable Micro Rainbow to tackle their homelessness, isolation and health needs. Peer led support groups will also provide a much needed safe space for them to engage."