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It is also a get together of like minded people who enjoy meeting other people. All very nice people in a relaxed atmosphere. http://www.gpn.one
We love to shout about the work our Members are doing! Email us your press releases, we will create an article on our News page and link to it in our monthly newsletter to share it far and wide.
Organisational Health Check: Volunteers
Volunteers' Week runs from 1-7 June and so this month our Health Check campaign is focussing on Volunteers.We have gathered together a range of tools , written resources and visual resources to help you recruit and manage volunteers within your organisation.
Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of
volunteers make across the UK. It takes place from 1-7 June every year
and there are over 250 events organised to commemorate it this year.
Click here to find out more about events happening in your area and to sign up for Volunteers' Week News.
know that many of our Member organisations rely on volunteers for much
of their day-to-day running and that many couldn't function without the
hard work that their volunteers put in all year round.
If you are holding a party or other event to celebrate your volunteers,
then we would love to hear about it and please feel free to send us your
photos by email
Charity Commission urges trustees to be vigilant about ransomware attacks
In May, more than 200,000 organisations, including the National
Health Service (NHS), in 150 countries were affected by ransomware
attacks. The vulnerabilities exploited by the hackers are the same for
charities as they are for individuals, public or private sector
The Charity Commission encourages all charities to follow protection
advice recently issued by the City of London Police and National Cyber
Security Centre (NCSC), details of which can be found here
It Pays to be a Member of LGBT Consortium!
There are many different benefits that LGBT groups, projects and organsiations can access when they join LGBT Consortium:
Access to support from the Engagement Team.
Online Resources, Information and Discounts.
1:1 Support and Promotion.
Membership to our Specialist Networks.
of the things that isn't so well known is that we have brought in over
£1.5 million worth of funding for our Members to work together on
specialist projects over the last 3 years.
Get in touch with the Engagement Team to learn more, or find out about joining as a Member here
The National LGB&T Partnership joins the Health and Wellbeing Alliance
National LGB&T Partnership have been successful in their bid to
join the new Health and Wellbeing Alliance – the successor to the
Strategic Partners Programme of which they were previously a member.
They will be working with the Department for Health, Public Health
England and NHS England, alongside 20 other voluntary and community
sector partners, over the next year (and hopefully beyond) to reduce
health inequalities and improve access to health and social care for
Your Friendly Engagement Team
Your Engagement Team is here to support you!
Whether you are stuck with funding, wanting to recruit volunteers or
staff, need some information on governance and trustees - we've got you
All of our Full and Associate Members have access to the Engagement Team
as part of their Membership, so get in touch - don't wait until
something goes wrong though, make sure your group or project is on
Get in touch with the team by emailing Vicky or Philip or give us a call on 020 7064 6500
News from our Members
METRO launch new HIV prevention project for Polish speaking gay and bisexual men in London
Rodak is an exciting, innovative and groundbreaking new HIV support
programme in Polish. This 1-year programme funded by MAC AIDS Fund is
for MSM (men who have sex withm men) from the Polish and Polish speaking
communities in London.
Scotland Loses European Top Spot for LGBTI Equality
has been overtaken by Malta in the European league table of lesbian,
gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) equality laws and policies.
Scotland is now in second place, with a score of 82%, with Malta on
88%. Malta has risen to first place after introducing new laws
protecting the rights of trans and intersex people.
With under two weeks now until the snap General Election, we
encourage all of our Members to be engaging with their local candidates
across all parties to find out where they stand on protecting LGBT
rights now and into the future.
With Brexit such an important factor, we need to ensure hard fought
rights aren’t erased or washed out as the Great Repeal Bill and future
legislation goes through its various stages. Find out what candidates
think about these things.
Whatever the result, collectively we are a powerful sector and we look
forward to supporting LGBT organisations in keeping those rights where
Vicky - Membership & Engagement Manager
This month I have been focussing on getting our new research project
funded by The Legal Education Foundation off the ground. We are very
excited about this project and about how it will inform our work in the
We have also recruited our new Trans Organisation Network Worker - who
will be starting in June, more news on this coming very soon!
Philip - Engagement & Information Officer
This month I have been working on background research for our new
survey project funded by The Legal Education Foundation. I have been
working with Vicky on the early stages of the survey, getting it ready
for compiling and testing this month.
I have also been looking at new systems, which have the potential to
allow us to grow our Membership even further, without effecting the
level of service we are able to deliver to our existing Members.
Harri - Stakeholder Engagement Manager for the National LGB&T Partnership
We’re pleased to be able to announce that the National LGB&T
Partnership have been successful in our bid to be part of the Health and
Wellbeing Alliance, the programme which continues from the Strategic
Partners Programme, which ended earlier this year, and which facilitates
us working with other voluntary and community sector partners to inform
and challenge the health system.
One of the core activities of the Alliance is two-way communication
between the system and communities. Sign up to our newsletter here to make sure you hear about opportunities to get involved.
Jess - National LGBT Anti-Bullying Project Coordinator
The Anti-Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Bullying Project is
well underway, and we have started working directly with schools to
improve their LGBT+ inclusivity and approaches to tackling bullying.
Our partners are working hard to produce resources and learning tools
for teachers to make the national curriculum more diverse and
If you know a school that would benefit from our support, please visit our website for information about our local partners or contact Jess by email.
A Warm Welcome to our Newest Members!
We are delighted to welcome the following new members to LGBT Consortium.
Please click on the name of the organisation to find out more about them.