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

It’s Wedding Season!!! Tying the knot this year? 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

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Consultations

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is planning to respond to the following consultations. We would encourage LGB&T people and groups to take part, please click on the links provided to

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We’d like us to continue to be able to say ‘Enough is Enough’ and take action against Homophobia for many years to come, but we won’t be able to do

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Keeping safe when on a night out

TheVillage Angels are a team of volunteers from The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, easily recognisable through their pink ‘high-vis’ vests, late at night and early into the mornings at weekends

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Homelessness

Homelessness can affect anyone at any time in their lives. LGB&T individuals face unique challenges with homelessness. Discrimination and inequality can be the course of homelessness for our community, but

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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

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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

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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. With such a recent loss, the pain is still very real, but Ian was

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Building Health Partnerships

Building Health Partnerships (BHP) is a national programme designed by NHS England to improve health outcomes through supporting the development of partnerships between Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and voluntary, community

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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). The LGF Befriending

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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&rsq

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Executive Summary

http://www.lgf.org.uk/downloads/295

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Best Practice Case Studies

http://www.lgf.org.uk/downloads/290

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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

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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. • Learning from the programme • How to

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Developing an economic case: why data collection and quality of records is important

Evaluation should be built into programmes from the outset and not tacked on at the end and staff should welcome the chance to challenge and change their views on what

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We ❤ you

The LGF aims to help lesbian and bisexual women to lead healthy and happy lives. We provide a range of services to enhance mental health and wellbeing as well as

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Pride in Practice – quality improvement standards for GP practices

Pride in Practice (PiP) is a quality assurance service for GP practices that strengthens and develops practice staff’s relationships with their lesbian, gay and bisexual patients within a local community.

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Using your evidence to influence commissioners

A key feature of building an evidence case is making sure there is a consistent approach that stands up to scrutiny. Much of this best practice guide focuses on collecting

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The benefits of a clinical rationale

As part of the dataset and full evidence case being compiled for LGB people and patients it was agreed that a clinical rationale to support the need for a more

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Building health partnerships - with voluntary and community sector partners and commissioners

The BHP programme took a facilitative approach, working with a cross-sector group. The core sessions included the following: • Learning from the programme • How to use this guide • National and local

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National and local policy & strategy - getting results

When developing a case for health awareness and support leading to potential investment for a particular group it is essential to know what policy and strategy (locally and nationally) is

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How to use this guide

Each section has been written to be ‘stand - alone’ and therefore the content can be dipped into as relevant and in bite-size chunks. • Learning from the programme > How

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Learning from the programme - a best practice guide

Building Health Partnerships (BHP) is a national programme designed to improve health outcomes through supporting the development of effective and productive partnerships between Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) and voluntary, community

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Our New Site It’s new, It’s changing, It’s LGF’s new website LGF have officially been going bonkers over the last few months! We thought it would be a really great idea

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We ❤ being healthy

The LGF have recently released a major new report into the healthcare needs and experiences of lesbian and bisexul women. Entitled 'Beyond Babeis & Breast Cancer - Expanding Our Understanding

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We ❤ workshops

The LGF holds free monthly workshops for women around a range of topics from cupcakes to career goals, usually on the third Saturday of the month. We also welcome volunteers

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We ❤ groups

The LGF holds three pop-in groups specifically for women. They are all held at the LGF’s Resource Centre, Number 5, Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF [map]. For more information contact

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