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Dear all,

Welcome to our August newsletter, which this month comes in a slightly different format.

On the left-hand side you can see that now, rather than dividing our news by where it has come from, each section will provide you with a different kind of information. Click on any of these links to go straight to the relevant section. You can also click on the links below that to connect with us on social media or to browse our website or send us an email.

Read on to find out more about what is happening at the National LGB&T Partnership - including new resources; to find ways to get involved in consultations; or perhaps to find a course to attend or a new job to apply for.

Finally, we will be continuing to make improvements to the newsletter, please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.

Kind regards,
The National LGB&T Partnership
"Giving a Voice to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People"
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New Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Harri Weeks joined us earlier this month as the Partnership's Stakeholder Engagement Manager.

The main focus of Harri's role is to disseminate the range of tools and resources developed by the National LGB&T Partnership to local, regional and national stakeholders by way of building relationships and running learning sessions, seminars and events. Harri additionally manages stakeholder relationship development and communications.

Harri has worked in the Equality and Diversity sector, with a particular emphasis on LGBT and trans issues and Higher Education and Health issues, for the last 10 years.

Based within the LGBT Consortium team, and located in Brighton, Harri will be travelling around England, working towards the aims of the Partnership: reducing the health inequalities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities and to challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services.

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NHS Citizen

NHS Citizen Gather is a place for everyone to talk about how the NHS in England can improve, we recommend that you take a look at Gather and share the links below with your LGBT groups and networks, to ensure that LGBT issues are part of the discussions.

Watch this video to learn more about Gather. And visit NHS Citizen Gather today to take part in NHS England decision making.

You can find out more about NHS Citizen on their website, and follow their Twitter to see the latest topics being discussed on Gather.

On the 11th of September 2015, a Citizens’ Jury will choose five issues to go to an NHS Citizen Assembly meeting in November 2015 to be discussed by citizens and senior NHS leaders. There will also be in-person meetings of Gather. 

Consultations

 
The partnership's response to consultations can always be found on our website in advance of the deadline for submission.
  1. Influence the future of health funding and partnership
'NHS England VCSE Review – Discussion paper on the challenges and solutions to better investment in and partnership with the VCSE sector' and
'NHS England: VCSE Review – Discussion Paper on the Voluntary Sector Investment Programme' (deadlines for both: Friday 6th November)

The Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England have come together with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to coproduce a review of investment and partnership between the two sectors.

The review is currently gathering evidence and wants to hear from people and organisations from across England who are involved in improving health, wellbeing and social care. You can have your say through the online consultations, face to face or digital events.

A second consultation asks for views on the role and effectiveness of the government’s current ‘Voluntary Sector Investment Programme’ suite of grants. https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/vcse-review-vsip
 
The consultations will help determine the future of voluntary sector involvement in health and social care; make sure your voice is heard and please share with your networks.
  1. Community engagement: improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities
This draft guideline covers approaches to community engagement to help communities improve their health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

The closing date for comments is Thursday 24th September 2015.

Draft guideline.
Response form.
  1. Men's Health Forum's new guide for Trans Men
A few days remain to comment on the draft copy of the Men's Health Forum's new guide for Trans Men. All comments should be received by Monday 31st August. More information and a link to download the draft document can be found herehttps://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/trans-man-comments-please

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New Partnership resources on smoking cessation.

This week we published our smoking cessation resources for both Local Authority and LGBT Community Services.

You can find these resources on our website on our Publications page, where you will also find links to our Trans Health factsheets.

Resources on health commissioning

Involve Yorkshire and Humber have produced a set of resources on health commissioning covering the commissioning landscape, influencing commissioners and collaboration. 

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Sexual Health at Birmingham LGBT

Birmingham LGBT currently have a range of vacancies offering an exciting opportunity to be part of the new sexual health service for LGBT people in Birmingham and Solihull, working with the team at Birmingham LGBT. Birmingham LGBT is a partner in the new Umbrella Sexual Health Service, in Birmingham and Solihull, led by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
 
Applications are being accepted for the following posts:  Sexual Health Services Manager, Financial Administration Officer, Sexual Health Peer Mentoring Coordinator, (Full Time) Sexual Health Outreach Worker x 2, (Part Time) Trans* Sexual Health Outreach Worker, (Part Time) BME Sexual Health Outreach Worker (Black African and African Caribbean MSM), Sexual Health Outreach Worker (Lesbian and Bisexual women).
The closing date for applications will be 12 noon on Friday 18th September 2015.
 
To find out more, and for more jobs in the LGBT sector, go to: http://www.lgbtconsortium.org.uk/jobs

Health & Wellbeing and Trans Program at The LGBT Foundation 

The LGBT Foundation (Manchester) bases its services on a well-developed expertise around mental health and sexual health. These issues often interact with each other, and the LGBT Foundation shape their services to be person centred and provide wraparound support to the individual.

The LGBT foundation are currently recruiting a Health & Wellbeing Coordinator (closing date Tuesday 1st September) and a Trans Program Coordinator (Friday 4th September) and Trans Program Assistant (Monday 5th October).

To find out more, and for more jobs in the LGBT sector, go to: http://www.lgbtconsortium.org.uk/jobs

World AIDS Day Internship (paid)

Positive East are currently recruiting to a paid World AIDS Day internship.
Go to: http://www.positiveeast.org.uk/about/jobs.php

NHS England seeks patient and public voice representatives for Patient Safety Groups

The NHS England Patient Safety Team is recruiting a number of patient and public voice (PPV) representatives to the Patient Safety Expert Groups and Patient Safety Steering Group. The groups have been established to work with partner organisations on national patient safety issues. There are currently vacancies for PPV representatives on the Steering Group and on the Patient Safety Expert Groups for Children and Young People, Medical, Mental Health and Women’s Health.
 
If you are interested in applying for one of these posts or for more information please visit http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/patientsafety/patient-safety-groups/recuitment/.  
 
The closing date for applications is Friday 11th September 2015.

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Awards for involvement, engagement and impact

  1. Apply for a grant from NHS England to showcase your work
NHS England will be awarding a number of small grant awards to organisations who can tell the story of their patient and citizen involvement and engagement work in a creative and interesting way. Grants are available of up to £1,000 each.

To find out more, or make an application, please see the community grants page of the NHS England website: http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/patients/public-voice/comm-grant/

The closing date to apply for funding is 12 noon on 28th September 2015.

 
  1. 2016 GSK IMPACT Awards - Core funding and free training for health charities
GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £25,000 and £2 million.

Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training valued at up to £6,000. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials.

To apply or to view winners’ films go to: www.kingsfund.org.uk/gskimpactawards

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Young trans people, collaborative working, civil service shadowing, and setting up a consortium.

  1. Increase your awareness around young transgender people  -  Free seminar
 
This seminar will increase your awareness around working with and/or supporting
young transgender people, and will include the following: young transgender people sharing their experiences; what does being transgender mean and how to support people who are; terminology; case study workshops; a parent’s perspective.

This seminar is for commissioners, care providers, professionals working with young people, transgender people themselves, their carers and families. It will take place on Tuesday 8th September 2015 (1.00pm-5.00pm) at City Hall, Market Street, Bradford, BD1 1HY, with Dr Jay Stewart MBE.

To book a place contact: Kay.Hines@bradford.gov.uk

 
  1. Leading collaboratively with patients and communities
Co-designed with patient leaders, this new program from the King’s fund offers an opportunity for clinicians, managers, patients and service users to learn how to build collaborative relationships.
To find out more and to book go to: http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/leadership/leading-collaboratively-patients-and-communities

 
  1. Applications open for NCVO’s ‘A Day In The Life’ work shadowing scheme - Free
NCVO’s work shadowing scheme for voluntary sector and civil service staff returns for its seventh year. The scheme provides a unique opportunity for staff from government and voluntary organisations to step into each other’s shoes for a day and learn about how the other sector operates.

The scheme is free for voluntary sector staff to take part in. Last year, 96% of voluntary sector survey respondents whose shadowing day took place said taking part was ‘very worthwhile’ or ‘quite worthwhile’.

Please contact workshadow@ncvo.org.uk with any questions.

Applications close on Wednesday 30th September.

 
  1. Consortium masterclass
In many areas, public authorities are awarding large contracts, often requiring providers to work in partnership to deliver multiple and complex outcomes. Voluntary organisations have responded to this by setting up different types of consortia.

Are you thinking about or in the early stages of setting up a consortium? This consortium masterclass will be an intensive day outlining what voluntary sector and social enterprise organisations need to consider when establishing consortia, and the key determinants of success.

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