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#StrongInSouthwark: The Experiences of Southwark's LGBTQ+ Community

Date: 27 Jun 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00
Location: Events Theatre, Keyworth Centre, Keyworth Street, SE1 6NG

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Healthwatch Southwark and the Southwark LGBT Network will be launching their report, Strong In Southwark.

We are inviting local residents, local government, health professionals, and influencers to look into how health services and the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) can work together to provide a stronger, more inclusive landscape for the LGBTQ+ community in Southwark.

The findings from this social action LGBTQ+ survey, which has been led by local residents from its inception running from July - November 2018, showed a mixed outlook on life experiences in Southwark. Some key stats include:

  • Over 70% felt that mainstream services weren't inclusive of LGBTQ+ clients;
  • 34% of respondents preferred socialising inside Southwark rather than outside the borough;
  • 58 % of respondents believe that there is no sense of LGBTQ + community in Southwark; leading to concerns surrounding safety.
  • 42% of respondents had had a mental health illness with the past two years.

Change is crucial.

This event will give you the unique opportunity to;

  • Delve into the rich data on LGBTQ+ needs in Southwark;
  • Network with organisations that support LGBTQ+ needs;
  • Help us identity gaps in our research;
  • Have real open conversations with change makers; and
  • Be part of a solution-focused approach to issues of concern that are raised.
  • Guest Speakers will be announced closer to the date.

This event is being supported by Southwark Council, Public Health, the VCS and a number of health departments across the borough.

We need as many Southwark LGBTQ+ residents and Allies, to share their thoughts, experience and feedback on the work we've been doing.

This will help us to gain the intelligence we need to help make Southwark be a better place to live in!

Email: info@healthwatchsouthwark.co.uk

Telephone: 0207 358 7005

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