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Can you help us understand more about the advocacy needs of LGBT communities in the South West?

Posted: 15th October 2012

Our teams in Liskeard and Trowbridge have embarked on a joint project to research the experiences and advocacy support needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Trans (LGBT) communities in South West England. Our aim is to understand more about how we can improve access and delivery of all our services to best meet LGBT people’s needs.

This new initiative was launched at Bristol’s Pride Festival ‘We are: PROUD’ on the 14th July 2012, where nearly 100 people completed the questionnaire. The initial findings have pointed to a the need for a special focus on the needs of LGBT young people (under 25 years), older people, refugee and asylum seekers and people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

We would like to hear from you

If you are Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual or Trans and live in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset or Bath & North East Somerset please help us by completing our short survey. It shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes of your time. The survey is anonymous unless you choose to tell us your name.

Click here to access the online survey. You can share this page via social media using the Share Button at the bottom of the page.

If you are part of a local community organisation or service that supports LGBT people in the South West you can download a pdf version to distribute to your members or colleagues. Please send any completed pdf surveys to

We are also looking for local partners to help us with this project. In particular we would like to talk to organisations that work with our four identified priority groups:

  • Young LGBT people
  • Older LGBT people
  • LGBT refugee/asylum seekers
  • LGBT people from Black and minority ethic (BME) backgrounds

Through partnership working with local organisations we plan to develop a Peer Support Advocacy Training Pilot Project in 2013.  

We are also looking for experienced LGBT trainers who could provide a bespoke training programme to raise LGBT awareness and homophobia and heterosexism awareness amongst practising advocates.

If you would like to get involved, or for more information about this project contact: Terri Clibery, SW Outreach Coordinator: Tel. 07540 127600

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