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Community Leaders: LGB&T population statistics

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There is no robust answer to the question, ‘how many people are lesbian, gay or bisexual?’

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Community Leaders: Working with Healthwatch

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In 2010 The UK Coalition Government White paper  ‘Equity and Excellence:Liberating the NHS’ set out a vision, strategy and proposals for the NHS.

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Community Leaders: Sexual Orientation Monitoring

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The Equality Act 2010 has consolidated UK equality law and set out a public equality duty to ensure that all public sector organisations take into account the needs of people with protected characteristics when designing and delivering services.

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Why we need Community Leaders

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It’s important to help educate ourselves and others about our community’s experience of certain health issues. 

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Community Leaders: The LGB&T Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion

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The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) published by Public Health England is based on national data collected through NHS monitoring and national surveys.

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Community Leaders: LGB&T statistics and evidence

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The LGF’s Evidence Exchange is our way of helping you filter through thousands of statistics on LGB&T issues.

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Community Leaders: Working with GPs

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Pride in Practice is a benchmarking tool that identifies GP surgeries that are fully committed to assuring that their lesbian, gay and bisexual patients (LGB) are treated fairly and able to discuss their issues openly with their GP or healthcare provider.

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Community Leaders

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We're currently recruiting, training and empowering a group of volunteers to ensure that the health and care needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people are recognised through facilitating interaction between seldom heard LGB voices and NHS organisations.

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Salford LGBT Older People’s Care Survey

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC), through the support of the National LGB&T Partnership, would like to build a picture of the quality of health and care services in the Salford area.

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Rosie wins Bolton LGBT Champion award!

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We were delighted to hear that one of our Community Leaders  Rosie Adamson Clark  won a top award for her work around LGBT health equalities at Bolton's first LGBT Awards Dinner at Bolton’s first ever Pride event last weekend.

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LGBT Stoptober!

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October is Stoptober and LGBT Smokers are being urged to sign up to Stoptober with friends, family and colleagues to boost chances of quitting.There are now resources to help services support LGBT people around smoking cessation too.

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LGBT Carers Survey

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Being  lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and a carer can bring about additional issues. Carers UK want to find out about the specific support needs of LGBT people who are caring for someone.

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Carers

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Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and a carer can bring about additional issues.

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Getting the help you need

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Spirit Day

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Thursday 15th October 2015 is ‘Spirit Day’ so go purple!

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Coming Out support

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You don't have to tell anyone you're lesbian, gay or bisexual if you don't want to. It's up to you who you tell, but you might feel happier if you can be honest about who you really are.

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Support in your area

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Support in an emergency

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In an emergency it can be difficult to know where to turn. The numbers below can help you in crisis situations.

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Carers stories

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Do we need support from a lesbian and bisexual women's community?

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Claudia Carvell explores whether we need a lesbian and bisexual women's community.

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