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Almost 70 attendees came to discuss their concerns and experiences at our Strong in Southwark Report Launch

08/07/2019

On 27th June, Healthwatch Southwark and the Southwark LGBT Network launched the joint report 'Strong in Southwark' at London Southbank University.

Strong in Southwark

Have a look at some of the social media activity from the event.

The report is based on a survey, led by local residents from its inception, running from July - November 2018, which took a social action approach to exploring the lived experience of being LGBTQ+ in Southwark. 

The findings from this social action LGBTQ+ survey 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.

 Download a copy of the report here: Strong in Southwark

 

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

 Nearly 70 attendees came to discuss their concerns and experiences of health and wellbeing, socialising, community safety, among other important issues.

 Southwark LGBTQ+ residents and allies shared their thoughts, experience and feedback on the work the team have been doing.

 We want to thank Cllr Victor Chamberlain, panellists and attendees for making this a successful event.

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

 Some report recommendations have already been taken for action, and we'll be working to ensure that others are actioned to make Southwark a better place for its LGBTQ+ communities.

 

 

If you would like further information on this work, please contact:

Healthwatch Southwark

  • Email: info@healthwatch.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 358 7005
  • Twitter: @HWSouthwark 

Southwark LGBT Network

  • Email: Chair@southwarklgbtnetwork.com
  • Twitter: @SwarkLGBTNet
  • www.southwarklgbtnetwork.com

 

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Email: info@healthwatchsouthwark.co.uk

Telephone: 0207 358 7005

Next event

Help us shape young people’s mental health services in South East London will take place on 24 Jul 2019

Location: Garry Weston Library at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA