Part of the Picture - LGB Drugs and Alcohol Research

The Part of the Picture (POTP) research project is a five-year partnership between The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

POTP has three main aims:

  • The establishment of an England-wide database of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people’s drug and alcohol use.
  • The use of the database to directly inform local and national policy and practice in addressing the drug and alcohol use of LGB people.
  • An improved knowledge and understanding of the needs of LGB drug and alcohol users amongst drug and alcohol agencies, through dissemination of the research findings.

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POTP is funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Research Programme.

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