#StrongInSouthwark: The Experiences of Southwark's LGBTQ+ Communities
This is a publically contributed event and not a council event. If you would like, you can submit your own event and have it appear on our website (subject to review).
Have real, solution-focused conversations about how services can improve and work together to provide a stronger, more inclusive landscape for Southwark's LGBTQ+ community!
Address:London Southbank university
Events Theatre, Keyworth Centre
Post code:SE1 6NG
Telephone:0207 358 7005
DescriptionHealthwatch Southwark and the Southwark LGBT Network will be launching their report, Strong In Southwark! We are inviting local residents, local government, health professionals, and influencers to look into how health and social care services and the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) can work together to provide a stronger, more inclusive landscape for the LGBTQ+ community in Southwark. The findings from this social action LGBTQ+ survey, which has been led by local residents from its inception running from July - November 2018, showed a mixed outlook on life experiences in Southwark. Some key statistics include: *Over 70% felt that mainstream services weren't inclusive of LGBTQ+ clients; *58 % of respondents believe that there is no sense of LGBTQ+ community in Southwark, leading to concerns surrounding safety; and *42% of respondents had had a mental health illness within the past two years. Change is crucial. This event will give you the unique opportunity to: *Delve into the rich data on LGBTQ+ needs in Southwark; *Network with organisations that support LGBTQ+ needs; *Help us identity gaps in our research; *Have real open conversations with change makers; and *Be part of a solution-focused approach to issues of concern that are raised. Guest Speakers will be announced closer to the date. This event is being supported by Southwark Council, the VCS and a number of health charities and other organisations across the borough. We need as many Southwark LGBTQ+ residents and Allies, to share their thoughts, experiences and feedback on the work we’ve been doing. This will help us to gain further intelligence to help make Southwark a better place to live in. We especially want to hear from other groups supporting: *Faith Groups *BAME communities *Disability Please do share details of this event with others who you think may be interested in attending. Please forward any queries about the event to Nathan@communitysouthwark.org . #StrongInSouthwark