Latest Updates

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We ❤ you

We ❤ you

Here's a selection of the services we offer at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation for women.

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Flying the Flag

Flying the Flag

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are encouraging organisations, individuals and groups to visibly mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia by ‘Flying the Flag’ on 17 May – what will you be doing?

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Community Leaders

Community Leaders

We're currently recruiting, training and empowering a group of volunteers to ensure that the health and care needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people are recognised through facilitating interaction between seldom heard LGB voices and NHS organisations.

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Some quick questions about your experience

Some quick questions about your experience

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Tying the knot this year? Why it's important to make a will

Tying the knot this year? Why it's important to make a will

Why it's important to make a will if you’re getting Married, you’re in a Civil Partnership & even more so if you’re living together.

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Consultations

Consultations

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is planning to respond to the following consultations.

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Donate

Donate

“You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results” – Gandhi

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Homelessness

Homelessness

Homelessness can affect anyone at any time in their lives. LGB&T individuals face unique challenges with homelessness.

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The Village gets two life saving defibrillator machines!

The Village gets two life saving defibrillator machines!

As a result of lots of feedback from The LGF’s Village Angels and their partnership work with the North West Ambulance Service, we have managed to secure two AED (Automated External Defibrillator) machines for The Village.

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LGB&T health award win for The LGF’s Chief Executive

LGB&T health award win for The LGF’s Chief Executive

The Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists (GLADD) is honouring Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), with the David Harvey Award for improving the health and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) patients and staff.

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Coping with the death of a partner by Ian Dyer

Coping with the death of a partner by Ian Dyer

We spoke to Ian Dyer, who sadly lost his long-term civil partner Alan just before Christmas.

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Building Health Partnerships

Building Health Partnerships

Building Health Partnerships is a national programme designed by NHS England to improve health outcomes through supporting the development of partnerships between Clinical Commissioning Groups and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

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Independent economic cases for investment

Independent economic cases for investment

These reports provide a summary of the findings from cost benefit analysis (CBA) undertaken on the Befriending Service run by Greater Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF).

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LGB&T patient insight surveys and focus groups

LGB&T patient insight surveys and focus groups

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and TransForum conducted research into lesbian gay, bisexual and Trans* patients’ experiences of their GP in order to build a picture of this patient group’s experiences of accessing primary care through their GP.

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Executive Summary

Executive Summary

The Executive Summary for BHP.

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Best Practice Case Studies

Best Practice Case Studies

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Clinical rationale for Sexual Orientation Monitoring

Clinical rationale for Sexual Orientation Monitoring

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Service provision rationale for Sexual Orientation Monitoring

Service provision rationale for Sexual Orientation Monitoring

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Conducting a GP / health service experience survey

Conducting a GP / health service experience survey

Patient experiences as a component of datasets are essential and not just based on health. They can play a significant role is securing grants, equalities funding and develop further, more targeted consultations.

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Sexual Orientation Monitoring

Sexual Orientation Monitoring

The collection of demographic information in health settings is crucial to identifying patients at risk of particular conditions and to identify various prevalence rates.

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