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New chair and four new trustees appointed to LGBT Foundation

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A new chair and four new trustees have recently been appointed to the board of Manchester’s LGBT Foundation, a leading provider of health and well-being services to the lesbian, gay and bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities in the UK.

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Monitoring Sexual Orientation, Gender and Trans Status

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Over the last two decades, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community has seen legislative change which has led to greater acceptance. However, there is still a huge lack of evidence about LGBT people, our needs and experiences. Monitoring sexual orientation, gender identity and trans status is a proven way to address that lack of evidence. Championing sexual orientation and trans status monitoring for service users and staff across all public services is a key an organisational priority for LGBT Foundation. You can read more about our recommended approach and download our guidance to implementing monitoring here. 

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Sexual orientation monitoring in the healthcare system

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LGBT Foundation has been commissioned by NHS England to create an information standard for sexual orientation monitoring. Information standards are used across the health and social care system to support collecting and processing information. This standard will enable health and social care organisations to monitor sexual orientation in a way that is consistent with all other parts of the healthcare system. It will be classed as a fundamental standard, meaning that it applies across the entirety of health and social care.

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Meet our Volunteer: Jess Mancuso

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Women's Programme volunteer Jess Mancuso tells us a bit about herself and why she got involved with the Women's Programme..

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Trustees

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The Board of Trustees of LGBT Foundation are the first and final decision making authority within LGBT Foundation.

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It Starts With Me, Joan

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National HIV Testing Week

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<p> National HIV Testing Week is an annual event which aims to increase testing, awareness and access to HIV testing in order to improve early diagnosis and treatment of HIV among those most at risk.</p>

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LGBT Foundation responds to the conclusion of the Stephen Port trial

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Today Stephen Port, who murdered 4 men by overdosing them with GHB, was sentenced to serve a whole life tariff (meaning he will spend the rest of his life in prison).

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Spotlight: Rainbow Noir

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Volunteer Profile: Pauline

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Commemorative artwork and vigil planned to mark World AIDS Day in Manchester

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A workshop to create a commemorative artwork to be displayed at the Manchester’s World Aids Day vigil is just one of the activities being organised by LGBT Foundation to mark the occasion in the city. 

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Manchester’s LGBT Foundation to run daily HIV clinics as part of National HIV Testing Week campaign

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LGBT Foundation is encouraging those most affected by HIV to get tested as part of a national campaign to increase HIV testing. The Greater Manchester campaign, part of National HIV Testing Week, will target gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, and highlight the importance of regular testing, knowing your status and taking control.

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LGB Heritage Project

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&lt;p&gt; News, discussions and events around our history, get involved and come along!&lt;/p&gt;

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Refer someone to our services

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The Intake and Triage process utilises a simplified ‘Service-to-Service’ referral form, which professionals can use to refer someone into the LGF.

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LGBT Foundation Talking Therapies Programme

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The LGBT Foundation has been providing a talking therapies programme to the LGBT community of the North West for well over a decade. We currently offer traditional talking therapies to both individuals and couples as well as delivering the only LGBT specific IAPT service in Manchester. 

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Helpline and email advice

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We all need information and support from a friend in the know and LGBT Foundation's Helpline Service provides thousands of hours of advice and support to thousands of people every year.

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Counselling FAQ

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If you are considering counselling, there may be a lot of questions you would like answers to.

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What is counselling?

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Counselling is a process where a person works in partnership with a counsellor on issues that may be causing distress in their lives.

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For Young People

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If you are struggling with your identity, questioning your sexuality or perhaps not feeling at your best it is important to seek help and support to help you deal with and manage your feelings.

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PrEP case lawyer explains what it means in terms for the future NHS funding

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Last week the court of appeal ruled in favour of the NAT (National AIDS Trust) in a judgment that confirming the earlier high court judgment that NHS England can legally fund the HIV prevention drug PrEP. 

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