LGBT experiences of Health and Social Care

Publish Date: 21/05/2012

“Whenever and wherever you receive care you have a right to be protected from the risk of abuse and neglect, respected and involved in decisions - and for care to meet your individual needs.   “We want more people to know about the standards they should expect from their care - and to tell us about their experiences, good and bad.”  Cynthia Bower, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) wants everyone to know what standards they should expect from health and social care and to report any concerns to them directly.

Whenever and wherever you receive care it should meet the government standards of quality and safety as required by law.

You have a right:

  • To be protected from the risk of abuse and neglect
  • To be respected and involved in decisions
  • To receive care that meets your individual needs

Acting as regulator, the CQC register and inspect services to make sure they are

meeting these standards. Working in partnership with The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, the CQC would  like to invite lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people to share their recent experiences of health and social care as part of a new project in the North West.

  • When: 14th June 2012, 5.30-8.30pm
  • Where: The Lesbian & Gay Foundation,
  • Number 5, Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF

Food and refreshments will be available from 5:30pm and the event will start at 6pm.

All participants will receive a £10 high street voucher.

To register your involvement, or for more information, please

email Caroline Yorston at caroline.yorston@lgf.org.uk  or call 0845 3 30 30 30.

Please let us know if you have any access or dietary requirements.

For more information please visit www.cqc.org.uk