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As well as our Training Packages and Lancashire LGBT Quality Mark we work with a range of organisations who have asked for our help in better understanding the needs of LGB&T people when accessing their services as well as the needs of their LGB&T employees.

Since 2012, we have worked with organisations from the Voluntary and Public sectors and some work has resulted in partnership working opportunities. Requests have been varied: from support in putting together an LGBT staff network; integrating an ethos of LGB&T equality into service delivery; how to support a staff member or service user undergoing gender reassignment or help integrating the needs of LGB&T people in planning for strategy or policy development. We have also worked with some primary and secondary schools, advising on best practice for supporting children and young people going through gender transition. For more information on how we can help, take a look at our Support for Schools page.

“Developing a partnership agreement [with Lancashire LGBT] has given us access to a range of knowledge and expertise which we previously lacked. It also sends an important message to our LGBT services users that we are developing more work around LGBT issues.” Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen

“For us, working with Lancashire LGBT has helped us to significantly raise our profile and improve our work with LGB&T young people in the Blackpool area.” UR Potential

“Lancashire LGBT have been a fantastic partner for Cinema For All. When looking to start the project it can take a long time to build up a relationship with LGBT organisations, but Lancashire LGBT were accessible and friendly from the start. Throughout the project they have displayed an open minded and flexible approach that has helped us achieve our shared goals.” Cinema For All

WE CURRENTLY WORK WITH:

  • Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Blackburn with Darwen Public Health (Suicide Prevention strategy)
  • Lancashire Strategic Hate Crime and Cohesion Group
  • West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • North Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Lancashire County Council Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Health Behaviours team
  • Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group

Case Study: East Lancs Hospice (article by Lynn Holden, Clinincal Services Development Facilitator at the hospice, about our work with them)