The AHSN Network invites those who identify themselves as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual or Questioning to share their views and help instigate changes to the health care provision.
The AHSN Network and LGBT Foundation have joined forces to launch a nationwide call for innovations to help address health inequalities facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people, many of which have been exacerbated by COVID-19.
These challenges are highlighted in our new compilation of evidence of LGBT+ health inequalities.
From MedTech and digital apps to improvement programmes, changes in practice and new pathways, we are looking for innovations and innovative approaches already in use or in development.
Ground-breaking and inspiring examples of work in this area will be showcased in a report to be published later this year by the AHSN Network and LGBT Foundation, which we hope will support best practice to be spread more widely across health and care services.
YOUth on Air Calderdale is an opportunity for a group of young queer people to come together ad explore issues that are important to them.
Between December 2020 and March 2021 you will work together to create your own audio piece, this could be a podcast, radio show or sound art. You will develop ideas for your piece in fun, inclusive workshops and group discussion.
Your work will be broadcasted as part of a larger project alongside other groups of young people from the UK and Europe!
Some feedback from the project:
TimeOut Calderdale have young volunteers as finalists in the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2020. We are so happy for Gwynne and Hayley! The awards ceremony is online and will be aired at 7.00 pm on Thursday 26th November 2020. This award is awarded to young people who have demonstrated dedication and made a positive contribution in our Calderdale community.
Please see details from this project – also on our website : http://www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk/news–updates.html
If you want to take part, sign up online at the following link: https://cutt.ly/shQUBzX
Or if you just want to know more, please email Georgia- firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Project increases awareness of challenges LGBTQ young people may face, such as bullying and discrimination in schools, organisations, groups and communities across the authority. Positive Identities would like to explore the duty of care professionals have towards LGBTQ young people to increase levels of understanding, and make services accessible in a sustainable way by:
- Working with young people in the community and in primary schools.
- Supporting services and organisations to understand the importance of ensuring accessibility.
- Training community members and multi-agency professionals.
- Improve the quality of service.
Barnardo’s Positive Identities aims to create a CALDERDALE LGBTQ PARTNERSHIP GROUP, making Calderdale the best borough in the North for LGBTQ young people, their families and communities.
This is to:
- Look at the work Barnardo’s and partners have done
in Calderdale to support LGBTQ communities
- Look at the LGBTQ Action Plan released by the
Government Equalities Office in July 2018
- Invite Clinical Commissioning Group EDI Lead, Kate
Bell, to discuss the EDI equality objectives
- Discuss our vision to make Calderdale the best borough in the North for LGBTQ young people, their families and communities.
You should attend to:
- Take part in creating and shaping together the
Calderdale LGBTQ Partnership Group
- Network with other organisations and share learning
- Improve accessibility of services for young people
who identify as LGBTQ by accessing free training
- Plan co-delivery of diversity days in your local area
- Share the commitment to making Calderdale the
best borough in the North for LGBTQ young people,
their families and communities.
Please book your space on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lgbtq-partnership-grouplaunch-tickets-47819777241
Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis, so book now to avoid disappointment.
Refreshments will be provided.
Identity is an LGBTQ group situated in the Halifax/Calderdale area, formerly known as GALYIC. The group offers confidential support and advice to all young people aged 12 – 18 yrs regarding sexual and gender identity, home and school concerns, and all other worries they may have. They are based in a secure location in Halifax town centre that offers a safe environment for young people to meet.
Group sessions are held on Thursday evenings between 5.30pm -8.00pm.
Please contact them via email email@example.com or on the telephone Call or text Kate on 07867 644696 or Kellie on 07870 382440 to arrange to meet with you.
You can find more information on their website at identitylgbtgroup.com or on the Barnados site at barnardos.org.uk/calderdale.
The group itself is run by experienced members of staff and volunteers that are selected with help of the young people, and that are all qualified to deal with and provide advice on any sexual and gender identity issues. Kate and Kellie are our youth and support workers who run each session along with volunteers.
More information can be found in the new Identity Leaflet.
Identity is going from strength to strength, and has regular new members joining the group and are busy promoting their training in schools challenging HBT bullying.