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A warm welcome to the October edition of our Newsletter!
have important reminders about our upcoming Conference & AGM and our
2017 Impact Survey. We also have an exciting announcement about another
new addition to the LGBT Consortium team.
Read on for news from the sector, our Members and the Consortium team.
LGBT Consortium Annual Conference & AGM
There are still spaces left at our 2017 Conference & AGM, which will take place in Manchester on Saturday 4th November from 10:30am to 5pm.
year the Conference will have a Health Check theme, to tie-in with the
work we have been doing with Members throughout the year to support them
to remain healthy and fit for purpose.
The week runs from 14th - 21st October this year and there will be events all over the Country to mark the week.
If you want to plan your own event or find out what is going on in your area, please visit the NHCAW website.
We will be Tweeting during the week to promote our Member's events and campaigns using the hashtag #NHCAW, so follow all the latest there.
3 2 1 Impact
The Impact survey is open for just one more week, so if you haven't already, please make sure that your LGBT Group takes part!
Our annual Impact Survey is a very important
exercise for us and helps to build a picture of the impact our Members
have and how well we are supporting them.
We invite all of our Members to please take the IMPACT Surveyhere
Welcome David to the Team
This month we welcome David Woodhead the
LGBT Consortium Team. David is our new National LGB&T Partnership
Associate and will be working on the inequalities in health and
wellbeing project funded by Public Health England.
He will produce a resource for mainstream health and social care
organisations and pilot whole system approaches in two sites - in the
London Borough of Lambeth and in Leeds. It will end in March 2018.
month, to tie in with National Hate Crime Awareness Week, we thought we
would share a huge range of useful resources and tools that can help
your group to work with LGBT Hate Crime issues.
resources and tools were created by 35 LGBT Consortium Members through
the EHRC funded Hate Crime Partnership and it is with thanks to them
that we can share the benefits of their wealth of Knowledge, skills and
expertise with you all. Check it out here
Trans Reproductive Health Survey
The National LGB&T Partnership have supported Public Health England in their development of a survey seeking
the views of the trans community on reproductive health. It is the
first and most diverse trans survey about reproductive health of its
kind seen in the UK.
PHE is inviting all self-identified trans people (and those with a trans
history) in the UK over the age of 16 to take part. The aim of the
survey is to gain a better understanding of trans people’s experiences,
preferences and needs for reproductive health and healthcare to inform
future PHE work in this area.
Your next challenge starts here!
Ever considered becoming a trustee?
Keen to share your skills, learn new ones and gain board experience?
Give us a call on 020 7064 6500 or register your interest as a potential Trustee here
News from our Members
‘An Evening of Faith Recognition and Celebration’
LGBT Consortium Members, 3FF, are organising an event ‘An Evening of Faith Recognition and Celebration'.
The evening will bring together organisations and individuals across
London who deserve recognition for building bridges between Londoners of
all faiths and beliefs. It will also be an opportunity to share
successes and celebrate the work of those who seek to enrich Londoners’
sense of belonging (with awards of £500).
The event will take place on 27th November and nominations are open until the 9th October, more information here
Call for Papers – LGBT Issues
As part of the Youth Voice Journal’s
special issues in 2018, the editors of the Youth Voice Journal invite
submission of abstracts for this Special Issue to be guest edited by Dr Jason Schaub, University of Birmingham.
We are very pleased to see so many of
our Members nominted for the Pink News Awards in the category of
Community Group of the Year:
IMAAN – Leading LGBTQ Muslim Charity. Just Like Us – LGBT+ Charity for Young People. Mermaids UK – Family and individual support for gender diverse and transgender children and young people. Opening Doors London – London-based charity offering support to older LGBT+ people.
Hundreds Gather to Support Triumphant Totnes Pride
Historic Market Town of Totnes in rural Devon, saw its fifth Pride
event at the weekend, with an estimated 1500 people coming together to
celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex &/or asexual+
Organisers of the popular event, Totnes-based social enterprise Proud2Be, laid on a whole host of events in the town.
It is nearly that time again—annual
conference and AGM. We are very much looking forward to seeing as many
Members in Manchester on the 4th Nov as possible. Our Health Check theme
will continue to build on our work to ensure the LGBT sector remains
resilient and sustainable.
Coupled with this, we will be announcing the development of further more
detailed work around sustainable funding for the sector in the next few
weeks—we cannot wait to share this with our Members!
Your Engagement Team
is our Engagement & Membership Manager and can work with Members
to support them in any aspect of running an LGBT group - email Vicky
Philip is our Engagement & Information Officer
and among other things, can help Members with all of their Membership
needs - email Philip
Martin is our London Engagement Officer who,
alongside working on a specific London Mapping project, can offer
support to all of our London Members - email Martin
Shaan facilitates our Trans Organisation Network, so if you run a Trans group or project then get in touch with him today - email Shaan
Who you gonna call... 020 7064 6500
David - National LGB&T Partnership Associate
Public Health England has funded the
National LGB&T Partnership to lead a project for the next 6 months
to encourage and support specialist and mainstream service providers and
others to improve the offer for LGBT populations as a way of tackling
general as well as specific inequalities in health and wellbeing.
Outputs from the project include a series of focused round table events
and a resource for services identifying key issues, policy drives and
examples of good practice. Whole systems work in two pilot sites – the
London Borough of Lambeth and Leeds - will provide learning for other
areas to implement.
Any questions or suggestions, please contact David
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.
just a few of the exciting events from our Members which are coming up
this month. But we don't have space to list them all here, so please
visit the events page on our website for full details of all the upcoming events.