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COMMUNITY

 

This page looks at issues which affect or have affected Nottinghamshire's LGBT Community.  Some of these issues may be specifically LGBT related and some may be broader, but have an impact on us.                                

 

DOCUMENTS

 

In the Pink

A practical guide on LGBT issues for GPs and other health practitioners in Nottinghamshire

To download, click HERE

 

The Nottingham Plan

A 10 year plan which sets out a vision of what Nottingham should look like in the future.

To download, click HERE

 

OutingNOTTS

A 2009 study into drug and alcohol usage amongst LGBT people in Nottinghamshire.

To download, click HERE

 

A huge number of documents have been produced by a variety of organisations (Stonewall, DFES, Childline, ACAS, FFLAG etc) on issues such as: Education, the Workplace, Health and the NHS, Goods and Services, Civil Partnerships and more.  You can download most of these by clicking HERE

CONSULTATION

 

Several consultation forums are operating through which LGBT issues may be raised. As with the documents above, some of these may be specifically LGBT related and some may be broader, but have an impact on us.

 

Nottingham City Council LGBT Forum

Meets about every 3 months at the City Council offices at Loxley House. Attended by representatives from groups and organisations such as Nottinghamshire Pride, NottsLGBT+ Network, Nottingham Bi women's group, Sanctuary, Rainbow Writers, Nottingham University LGBT group, Nottingham City Council LGBT Employees, Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage. Representatives from other groups are welcome to attend.

 

The meetings mainly focus on items which are Council related, though more general issues may be discussed. Examples include: Council services (housing, transport, youth services, schools, register offices, the Council's website); Council support for (or sometimes lack of support for) the LGBT community; promoting good practice in the ways that the Council operates; helping the two-way process of communication between the Council and the LGBT Community.

 

For details of the meetings or to have issues raised at the meetings, contact the Network

 

City Police LGBT Consultation

Meets every three months to discuss LGBT issues which relate to the City Division of Notts Police.

If you are aware of or have experienced homophobic incidents or wish to comment on policing matters, contact the Network to have your views passed on.

 

The Equality and Fairness Commission

Established in June 2012. Meets every two months.  Some of its aims are:

 

   to take a strategic approach on equality and diversity issues that impact on the lives of Nottingham citizens

   Provide constructive feedback to partners on their policies and practices that leads to positive outcomes for people with protected characteristics.

 

"Advocates" have been elected to assist the process of two-way communication between the City Council and various communities.

 

LGBT Employees Networks

 

The City Council, the County Council and Nottingham City Homes all have their own LGBT employees networks and forums.

 

For further information e-mail about the City Council network, e-mail lgbt@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

(E-mails are kept confidential)

 

The Nottingham City Homes LGBT Forum can be contacted on

nchlgbtforum@nottinghamcityhomes.org.uk

 

The County Council's LGBT staff network can be contacted through

lgbt@nottscc.gov.uk

 

The University of Nottingham Staff LGBTQ network can be contacted at

lgbtq-staff-network@nottingham.ac.uk

 

Notts Healthcare NHS Trust staff LGBT Forum can be contacted via

rachel.phillips@nottshc.nhs.uk

 

E.on LGBT Network

LGBTUK@eon-uk.com

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In 2015, we conducted a survey of the local LGBT+ community. The survey sought to find out more about lives and concerns of local LGBT+ people so we could use the research to help us:

 

Understand the LGBT+ community’s needs and priorities

 

Effectively respond to these

 

Improve our services and their accessibility

 

The vast majority of people felt there is still a need for an LGBT community.

 

The research found that three quarters of people surveyed felt that Nottingham and Nottinghamshire was a good place for LGBT+ people to live.

 

There was a very good response to the survey and it can be read in full by clicking HERE