Public Meeting

11 July 2012 at 18:30

at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, London E2 6HG

Help us set the priorities for the health and well-being of LGBT people in Tower Hamlets

We are pleased to welcome:
Louise Russell – Head of Service, Equalities and Strategic Planning from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and
Somen Banergee – NHS Director of Public Health.
to hear from us LGBT perspectives on their new strategy for health and wellbeing.
This covers an enormous range. Below we have listed some areas where we believe there  are strong LGBT cultural needs
We want to hear from you if you have any issues or experiences as an LGBT person whether or not you can attend the meeting. We intend to document our feedback.
Please also let us know if you can think of any other headings too! Reply to
Family/School related issues
  • Support for people coming out – sexual and trans identity, as young people, as adults, in BAME and in white communities
  • Support/protection for same-sex parents, and for parents of children who are grappling with LGBT identity issues
  • Child protection
  • Domestic abuse /forced marriage /honour crime

Bullying in all contexts

Housing related issues

Care related needs

  • For all ages in the home and in residential care accommodation
  • From short term reablement after illness and longterm care packages

Cancer care and support managing chronic conditions

Smoking /drugs /alcohol related issues*

Mental health related issues

Sexual health related issues*

  • STDs
  • Infection rates
  • Sex workers

Promoting healthy living and activities among LGBT people

Evidence Base

  • Does normal data collection address LGBT need?
  • What is the level of LGBT self-identification at present?

*Delivery managers for these areas have approached us separately and will also be present.

Directions to Oxford House