About

Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.

We provide help against homophobic and transphobic prejudice, crime and discrimination (including bullying, harassment, abuse, attacks, and threatening behaviour), helping to develop the LGBT communities, providing professional training and consultancy, and working in partnership with local government, the police, health and other organisations.

Intercom began in the summer of 1997, when eight LGB people started meeting in Exeter to discuss our worries about gaps in local services for LGB people and Trans people.

Intercom provides services across the South West rural peninsula (our charitable "area of benefit"): Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly; Devon, Plymouth and Torbay; Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole; and Somerset, North Somerset and Bath & North-East Somerset; Swindon and Wiltshire.

We have a small team of volunteers, including our Trustees and our volunteer counselors, who provide support for some of our service-users.

Much of our core work is funded by professional fees (e.g. from training and consultancy), or by annual service-level agreements.

Intercom remains passionately committed to being in every way community-led and community-responsive. The Constitution of the Trust has been amended three times since 1997: the current version, our governing document, can be seen here.