The Somerset Equality Officers Group and the Diversity Trust are currently working on identifying what support services need to be developed for the LGBT+ community in Somerset.
They recently held a consultation event to engage with the LGBT+ community on it’s proposals and give attendees the opportunity to provide feedback. The proposals included:
- The provision of a community venue for LGBT+ organisations to use
- A Community Development Worker to engage with, and build connections within the LGBT+ community
- Training for schools, GO surgeries, businesses and public sector organisations to help demystify transgender
- A Community Engagement Officer to work with existing LGBT communities and improve the voice of the LGBT community within the public sector and wider community
You can read the proposals and a summary of the feedback from the event here.