LGBT People

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2064
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Research from Stonewall, De Montford University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shows that disabled lesbian, gay and bisexual people are more likely to suffer from domestic abuse, more likely to consider taking their own lives and are at a greater risk of a range of health problems when compared with their non-disabled counterparts. What steps can you take to make sure that disabled LGBT people can access the healthcare services they need?

Answer

Answer for LGBT People

Answer for LGBT People

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My bi-annual LGBT, and separate trans stakeholder group meetings, regularly cover the topic of access to LGBT appropriate healthcare services. There was a presentation by Public Health England (PHE) at the June 2013 meeting; sexual health and domestic violence were also agenda items at this meeting.

There was a presentation on mental health issues in January 2014, and July 2014 will again see a presentation provided by PHE outlining the findings of their latest research. My officers have also met with PHE to discuss latest developments, and the Diversity and Social Policy and Health teams are working collaboratively on a relevant World AIDS Day initiative.