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Dear all,

Welcome to our November newsletter. This month you can plan your conference and training schedule for 2018 with the many and varied listings at the end of this email.
In our ‘get involved’ section there are also a number of important opportunities to have your say (or support your service users to have theirs) in surveys and consultations.

As always, please get in touch if you have anything you'd like us to share.

Kind regards,
The National LGB&T Partnership
"Giving a Voice to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People"
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Partner with us on LBT Women’s Health Week

The focus for National LBT Women’s Health week 2018 (12-16th March) will be on prevention and inclusion. We are currently seeking partners from the LGBT, the VCSE, health, and any other relevant sectors to work with us on developing activities, events, themes and publicity for the week. Please get in touch if you would be interested in working with us.

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  1. Good practice in end of life care for LGBTQ people
NHS England, the Department of Health and Public Health England are funding a piece of work looking at supporting end of life care for groups that face some of the starkest health inequalities. The project will identify and share good practice in end of life care for three specific groups: people in Gypsy and Traveller communities, people experiencing homelessness and people who are LGBTQ.
This project is being funded as part of the national Health and Wellbeing Alliance, which aims to bring the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector’s voice and expertise into national policy making. The project leads (Hospice UK, Marie Curie and Together for Short Lives) are partnering with other members of the Alliance to develop resources for each group, including the National LGB&T Partnership:
• Gypsy and Traveller communities (partner - Friends, Families and Travellers)
• People experiencing homelessness (partner - Homeless Link)
• People who are LGBT (partner - National LGB&T Partnership).
This project will help make the 6 point End of Life Care commitments a reality for people from diverse communities. The government made these six commitments to the public to end variation in end of life care across the health system by 2020.
We are keen to hear from any organisation that is engaging with LGBT issues and end of life or palliative care across the country so we can highlight on the ground best practice. We would like to undertake a phone (or potentially in-person) interview with organisations which will go into a final project resource to be shared with a range of stakeholders. Please get in touch with Paul Roberts at LGBT Consortium, who is leading this piece of work on behalf of the National LGB&T Partnership, on or 0207 064 6501.
  1. Disordered eating among trans and non-binary adults
Although the imagined ‘typical’ eating disorder patient is a white, cis, middle-class, young woman, surveys and anecdotes point to high levels of disordered eating in trans populations. This study, which is doctoral research, uses immersive and creative methods over the course of a year. Instead of looking at disordered eating as an isolated mental health issue, it explores social and intimate relationships, the diverse contexts in which people live, and the sensory and emotional aspects of bodily practices. To take part you should be over 18, have a trans and/or non-binary identity and/or history, consider yourself to be affected by disordered eating, and be based in the UK (preferably Brighton & Hove). You do not need any kind of medical diagnosis.
  1. Embodied Intersections: Trans and Bodyweight
Are you transgender, non-binary or genderqueer?
Would you be willing to be interviewed about how your weight relates/has related to your experience of being trans?
If so, you are invited to participate in a research project exploring bodyweight and gender in trans people’s everyday lives.
There is currently almost no research on how societal norms of bodyweight affect trans people. This project will investigate whether and how ideals of slenderness, the demonization of fat, BMI guidelines etc impact on aspects of trans life such as gender presentation or choices made (or not made) about transition. It is hoped this project will produce new knowledge about the diversity of trans experience and will ultimately contribute to the de-stigmatization of trans bodies of all sizes.
Participants must be over 18 and resident in the UK. Participation will involve providing some basic information about yourself and being interviewed (in person or via Skype) for a maximum of 60 minutes. Interviews will be recorded, but participants’ names and any identifiable details will be made anonymous and all data will be kept confidential. If you are interested in participating, have questions or would like further information, please contact Francis Ray White at:
  1. European LGBTI Funding Needs Assessment
ILGA-Europe is conducting a survey on funding needs of LGBTI community organisations in Europe and Central Asia.
You will find the survey here. The survey will close on 15 December.
  1. LGBT Groups and the law
The LGBT Consortium have a new project that explores the relationship between LGBT groups and the law. Please take part in a survey to tell them about your experiences of using the law in your work.
  1. Consultation on changes to statutory guidance to child safeguarding and child death reviews
The Government are consulting on changes to the statutory guidance on working together to safeguard children.This includes replacement of Local Safeguarding Boards with local safeguarding partners; the establishment of a new national Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel and the transfer of responsibility for child death reviews from Local Safeguarding Children Board to new Child Death Review Partners.
  1. Submit an Abstract to the Association for Young People’s Health 10th Anniversary Conference
AYPH is running a multi-disciplinary conference on young people’s health in London on 21 February 2018, to celebrate their 10th anniversary.The event will be attended by researchers, students, health professionals, education professionals, voluntary sector and youth professionals, commissioners and policy makers. There will also be contributions from young people concerning their experiences and how best to co-produce services.The conference will highlight the latest research around young people’s health and wellbeing and explore the case for investing in this age group.There will be a particular focus on what has changed in the last 10 years, and how we need to work differently to meet young people’s health needs in the future.
AYPH welcome submissions relating to published research, research in progress, clinical developments and innovations in practice.  

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  1. Contraceptive Choices and Sexual Health for Transgender and Non-Binary People: Clinical Statement
This statement, developed by FSRH's Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU), provides guidance on contraceptive choices for transgender and non-binary people and their partners, who are engaging in sex where there is a risk of pregnancy. The statement also offers general sexual health advice for these groups.
  1. Safe to be me
Age UK has worked with the older LGBT charity Opening Doors London and author Sally Knocker to produce a free resource pack for professionals called ‘Safe to be me’ that addresses meeting the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people using health and social care services.
  1. Key data on Young People 2017
The Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) has released the new edition of Key Data on Young People 2017. This comprehensive data review focuses specifically on the health of 10-24 year olds in the UK and looks at a range of issues including sexual health and identity and inequalities in health outcomes.AYPH has also published a Recommendations for Action document based on the data review.
  1. People facing social exclusion experience extreme health inequalities.
Research by University College London and homeless health charity Pathway shows that people excluded from society face health inequalities across a wide range of health conditions, including infectious diseases, mental health and behavioural disorders.
  1. Keeping us well: How non-health charities address the social determinants of health
Underpinned by the Institute of Health Equity’s Evidence Review, and with the support of the Health Foundation, this report aims to help charities that do not have a specific health focus understand the evidence of the social determinants of health. For more information please click here.
  1. Side by Side peer support toolkit
Working alongside 9 groups and organisations expert in peer support, Mind have developed a toolkit useful for people wishing to set up peer support for the first time, people wishing to further develop their peer support and also those commissioning peer support. The toolkit is based on a set of core values emerging from interviews with almost 100 people involved in the Side by Side programme. About a third of those who took part in these interviews were people involved in peer support by and for people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities. The toolkit can be found here.
  1. What now? Questions to ask after a terminal diagnosis
Following research with more than 600 people living with a terminal illness or caring for someone at the end of life, What now? is designed to help people find the information they need and ask questions, so that they can make informed decisions about their treatment and care – helping them to live well in the time they have left. What now? will be a helpful resource for health and care professionals working in a range of settings, as well as people living with terminal or life-changing illness and their families.
  1. New Guidance on Local Suicide Prevention Strategies
In partnership with Public Health England, The National Suicide Prevention Alliance have launched a new practice resource for local authority public health teams to develop local suicide prevention plans. On these pages you will find a range of resources offering in-depth advice and insight.
  1. PPV Partners & Chairs Survey Report
During November and early December 2016, NHS England surveyed Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partners and chairs of committees.  This report summarises the responses to the two surveys and actions taken.
  1. CQC Public Engagement Strategy Launch
CQC have published a new strategy for how they’ll engage with the public to help make them an even stronger regulator that is always on the side of people using care services.

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NICE committee recruitment
NICE are looking for experts to join their Public Health Advisory Committees to develop guidelines on interventions and services. They need both lay members (people using services, family members and carers, and members of the public and community or voluntary sector) and people with a professional or practitioner background in the topic.
More details can be found on the NICE website.
Paid roles
The LGBT Consortium website has a page dedicated to jobs in the sector
Voluntary roles
There are currently a significant number of voluntary opportunities also outlined on the LGBT Consortium page dedicated to jobs in the sector
If you would like to advertise a vacancy relevant to LGBT Health and Care in our newsletter please email:

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  1. UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) – Consortium and Network Awards
An alliance of research funders have agreed to commit £50m to support research into the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The vision is to generate new insights into actionable, sustainable and cost-effective ways of preventing NCDs that will improve population health and reduce health inequalities in the UK. The research should address the ‘upstream’ determinants of NCDs and be co-produced with users (e.g.policy makers, practitioners, health providers, the third sector, the public etc.). The ‘upstream’ determinants include, but are not limited to, the built and natural environment; employment, education, welfare, transport, health and social care, and communication systems; and the policies of local and central government and of commercial enterprises. Closing date, 18th January 2018
  1. Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund
The Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is about helping vulnerable young people (aged 14-25). The Fund will provide core funding to organisations within the youth sector and outside.  There is no deadline to apply.
  1. Transform Foundation Website grant programme
This programme can cover the upfront costs of a new charity-specific website including strategy, design, development and training. The Website Grant is aimed at small to medium-sized charities and other not for profit organisations with a social mission. The grant is most suitable for non-profits with an income between £500,000 and £20 million. Applications can currently be made on a rolling basis.
  1. Barchester Healthcare Foundation
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small local groups / charities to improve the quality of life for older people as well as adults with a physical or mental disability, where health and/or social care needs cannot be met by the statutory public sector or by the individual. This year their focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Apply anytime.
  1. The Tudor Trust
The Tudor Trust makes grants to smaller community-led groups that support people at the margins of society. They are particularly interested in encouraging inclusion, integration and independence and support work that develops social connections and relationships. Grants are commonly used for core funding (salaries, running costs and overheads), but can also be used for project costs, capital grants and funding to strengthen an organisation. The Trust has no deadlines and first stage applications can be made at any time.
  1. The ACT Foundation
The ACT Foundation provides grants to charities in the UK, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled and older people. ACT gives large and small donations to charities depending on the project and available funds. Their current focus is on transformational change. Applications are accepted year round.

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  1. Part 1 of a Two-part Series Discussing Social Determinants of Health for LGBT People
November 30th, 1-2pm EST
This two-part online training series is specifically for case managers, peer navigators, community health workers, and other enabling services staff. The topics will touch on structural stigma, housing, employment, education, and legal support, as well as ways to engage in partnerships with LGBT community-based organizations. Part 2 will take place on December 14, 2017.
  1. Count Us In! Trans Inclusion in HIV and Sexual Health Research
December 1st London
Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people living with HIV and more than 35 million people have died of AIDS. The best available evidence suggests that, globally, transgender women are at massively increased risk of contracting HIV but data is scarce for other trans groups and there is an epidemiological and research vacuum about the impact of HIV among trans and non-binary groups within the UK.
This event will bring together a panel of experts working with trans and non-binary people to discuss how we can make HIV and sexual health research inclusive to gather the evidence needed to prevent HIV within trans communities and support and empower those affected.
  1. New NHS Alliance: Health Creation: Wealth Creation - the power of people and communities
December 6th, 9.30 -6, London
Headlined by Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State Health and chaired by Victoria Macdonald, Channels 4´s Health and Social Care Correspondent, the Summit is supported by 25 top-class speakers, including compelling case studies and those with lived-experience. To find out more and to book, click here.
  1. National Dementia Action Alliance Annual Conference
December 6th London
Join DAA for the day to focus on improvement within dementia care, including taking time to discuss the revamped Dementia Statements. To find out more and to book, click here.
  1. Volunteer Management Conference 2018
January 25th 2018, London
Join NCVO, ACEVO and DCMS as they outline the latest volunteer management strategies, designed to ensure you can consistently attract, recruit and retain an ambitious volunteers workforce. Learn best practice from others and take away inspiration to ensure your volunteers strategy will secure a sustainable recruitment and retention drive for the future. To find out more and to book, click here.
  1. Association for Young People’s Health 10th Anniversary Conference
February 21st 2018, London
A conference for health professionals, researchers, commissioners, youth workers, policy makers, CCGs, GPs, and the voluntary sector which addresses the questions: What’s changed for young people’s health in the last 10 years? What’s happening for young people’s health now in policy and practice? What new ideas and innovative practice can we learn from?
To find out more and to book, click here. To submit an abstract, click here. The deadline for abstracts is 8th December 2017.
  1. School for Change Agents
February – March 2018, Online
If you’ve been frustrated by having to navigate stifling hierarchies to get the changes you know are needed, or criticised for being a dissenter, disruptive or even divisive, then the School is for you. It’s more than just a school — it’s a platform for learning, and a community of people like you. To find out more and to sign up, click here.
  1. Health and care explained: how the system works and how it is changing
7th March, London
This event is designed for anyone working in the NHS, public, private, academic and third sector who would like to gain a greater understanding of how the health and care system currently works and how it is changing. Join The Kings Fund for an informal day of learning and networking and find out the answers to questions you’ve always been afraid to ask.
  1. Population Health and Prevention Conference
7th March 2018, Leeds
The purpose of this event is to showcase the national, regional and local work in the area of prevention linked to education and training to assist in the culture change for focus shifting onto preventing avoidable ill health and premature mortality.
  1. Sex Works – The intersection of Mental Health and Sexuality Professionals
23rd – 24th March 2018, London
If you're a therapist working in the field of sexuality, Pink Therapy's 2018 Conference puts a controversial yet vital theme into the spotlight.
As well as aiming to improve services for sex workers who often feel stigmatised by therapists, Sex Works! The Intersection of Mental Health and Sexuality Professionals establishes an important dialogue about the increasingly visible overlaps between sex work and therapy.
  1. 2018 International Health Congress
28th – 30th June 2018, Oxford
This Oxford-based conference series seeks to bring together researchers who aim to promote health and wellbeing through improved health services in Europe and around the world. Abstract submission is now open: deadline 20th December 2017.
  1. E-learning – community centred approaches to health
PHE and HEE have produced a new e-Learning for Health programme on community-centred approaches to health improvement:
These two new e-learning modules are suitable for practitioners, managers and commissioners who want: an update on evidence and guidance on community-centred approaches to health improvement; and to take a more strategic and planned approach to scaling-up community-centred approaches.
  1. Free online course for carers
Caring for adults, a free online course for carers, builds on what people may already know to give a better understanding of the role of carer. It also supports wellbeing by giving some ideas and information about looking after yourself and dealing with stress. If learners complete the course they are awarded with a digital badge, displayable on social media sites such as LinkedIn. Enrol now.
  1. Improvement FUNdamentals
Improvement FUNdamentals is a new open online course for people working in health and care. The course covers the principles of quality improvement. It is free and entirely self-paced, meaning participants can complete the course in their own time

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