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Central East Borough Command Unit

Central East BCU covers the London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets.


Hackney Census 2021 Local Mapping

Tower Hamlets Census 2021 Local Mapping

LGBT+ Forums

Rainbow Hackney – Private Facebook group.

Let Voices Be Heard – Bangladesh LGBTQ organisation.

Tower Hamlets LGBT Community Forum

Police Services

In an emergency you can contact the police by calling 999, if it is not an emergency you can call them using 101.

British Transport Police – covers public transport services across the UK.

Metropolitian Police Service – covers the London region (excluding the City of London which is covered by the City of London Police).

True Vision – national police hate crime reporting website.

Council Services

Hackney Council

Community Safety Partnership – webpage

Community safety and enforcement – webpage

Hate crime and harassment support – webpage

Tower Hamlets Council

Community Services

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline – 0300 330 0630 open 10 am to 10 pm 365 days of the year. Run by LGBT+ volunteers for the LGBT+ community.

Galop – the LGBT+ anti-violence charity

0800 999 5428 LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline email

0800 130 3335 Conversion Threrapy Helpline email

020 7704 2040 LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline email

ELOP – Holistic Lesbian and Gay Centre

Hackney Pride 365 – Annual Pride Festival and Facebook group.

Positive East

Real – Disabled People’s Organisation

Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum

Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Service

Council Voluntary Sector organisations

Hackney Council fo Voluntary Services

Tower Hamelets Council for Voluntary Services (THCVS)

Volunteer Centres

Volunteer Centre Hackney

Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets


Healthwatch Hackney

Healthwatch Tower Hamlets


Rainbow Hamlets – founded in 2009 was the borough LGBT+ forum but closed down after it council funding ended in March 2015. It’s Rainbow Hamlets Facebook group and Rainbow Hamlets Facebook page are still active but rarely updated.