Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans+ Health and Wellbeing Survey for York
There is no local research on Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans+ (LGBT+) people’s experience of Health and Wellbeing services in York. This has caused problems and barriers for LGBT+ issues to be raised in important local health and wellbeing strategies.

Jake, from York LGBT Forum, has highlighted the importance of gathering LGBT+ people’s experiences of health and social care in York. He commented that: “since 2010 I have attended lots of consultations (Mental Health, Social Care Reviews, Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and Hospitals) and advocated for the issues people experience in the LGBT+ community to be within the strategies. This is often ignored or is mentioned very briefly without any action. Under the equality act statutory services must engage with equality impact assessments. Often these would say that the LGBT+ community are not affected, but there has been no evidence of engagement with the LGBT community. Hopefully launching this survey with Healthwatch York will make the York LGBT population heard.”

What do these statistics mean for York LGBT+ residents?

The survey provides an opportunity to gather both positive and negative stories to establish a picture of what LGBT people experience in York.

You can share your experiences via our survey, which is running until 30 March 2018.

Healthwatch York wants to hear from as many people as possible to make sure that residents of York are at the heart of health and social care services in the city.

All the feedback you give us will be included in our report on LGBT+ experiences of Health and Wellbeing services which will be published later this year.

Our survey is anonymous and we will not publish any information to identify you.

The survey can be completed by going to the website: www.healthwatchyork.co.uk or https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/hwylgbtsurvey
Copies of the survey in any other format can be requested by contacting the Healthwatch York office: by email at Healthwatch@yorkcvs.org.uk or by phone 01904 621133.
Please get in touch – you can phone 01904 621133,
email healthwatch@yorkcvs.org.uk, tweet us @healthwatchyork or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/healthwatch.york/

For more information about the work of Healthwatch York visit: www.healthwatchyork.co.uk.