National LGB&T Partnership Newsletter September 2016
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Dear all,

Welcome to September’s newsletter. We’re back from presenting Out Loud at EXPO and speaking at PHE Conference on the need to remember Equality and Diversity when you work on Health Inequalities, and ready to get going on some of the exciting opportunities that arose at each of those events.
Again this month we have a slightly shorter newsletter – it seems fewer resources are published in the summer months, but there are still lots of ways to get involved and information about a number of events to attend and share.
Next month we’ll have a special issue on young people, so please let us know if you have anything relevant coming up that we might share with our readers.

Kind regards,
The National LGB&T Partnership
"Giving a Voice to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People"
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  1. Stoptober 2016
Smokers across the country are being urged to take part in Stoptober and join nearly 15 million people who have already quit. Last year, out of the 2.5 million smokers who made a quit attempt, 500,000 people (20%) were successful; the highest recorded success rate and up from just 13.6% six years ago. The smoking rate in England has also fallen to below 17% for the first time. Stoptober starts on the 1 October and is based on research that by the time you have quit for 28 days you are five times more likely to stop for good. For more information, search ‘Stoptober’ online and read the PHE press release.
  1. Matthew Hodson moves to NAM.
Matthew, previously Chief Exec of GMFA, one of the partners in the National LGB&T Partnership, took post as the new Executive Director of NAM this month. For a press release, click here.
  1. NHS Involvement Hub
A new Involvement hub has been launched on the NHS England website with tools, resources, best practice and training linked to patient and public participation. The hub is for healthcare commissioners and patients and the public who want to find out how to get involved in the work of NHS England.

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  1. LGBT Carers
The Department of Health are leading on developing a new cross-government Carers Strategy which will set out what more can be done to improve support for carers. It’s important that the Strategy works for all carers.
To help the Department of Health (DH) develop the strategy, if you identify as LGBT and also as a carer, then DH would like to hear from you about what support works well for you and what could work better. If you support carers and have worked specifically to support LGBT carers, for example through a dedicated LGBT carers group or programme, please also get in touch.
Please contact Laura Bennett:
  1. NHS Terrence Higgins Trust: HIV Prevention Posters – Development Survey
Terrence Higgins Trust would like feedback on their refreshed posters and messaging on HIV prevention, and would be grateful for your input. They have developed questionnaires for two key target audiences. THT would appreciate if you could circulate the following two links through your networks and share via social media:
MSM (men who have sex with men):
BA (Black Africans):
They have also development surveys for HIV sector professionals and volunteers.
BA: posters and messaging:
MSM: posters and messaging:
The surveys should only take a few minutes to complete and as always your time and feedback is greatly appreciated.
  1. Share your experience of the NHS with NHS Leadership trainees
The NHS need participants on their professional leadership development programmes to hear about the real experiences of patients, service users, carers and NHS staff:
You’ll be playing a key role in observing the participants. You’ll sit on a panel assessing up to seven participants. Your responsibilities will include observing a short presentation from each participant (in response to a pre-determined question), asking any relevant questions and sharing your observations with the chair.
You’ll also be asked to talk to participants about your personal journey through treatment or care in the NHS.
If you are interested in sharing your experience, please register your interest here.
  1. Research about Work and Employment for Disabled people with high support needs
The Disability Partnership is carrying out research about employment for disabled people with high support needs. To do this, they are interviewing disabled people with high support needs about their experiences of applying for work and accessing support while in work. They are recruiting people who consider themselves to be a disabled person with high support needs and are either: Currently in work; Not currently working, but looking for work; or Not currently working or actively seeking work, but have worked in the past. Participants also need to be aged 16-64.
Interviews will be held in September and October 2016 and at a location that best suits each interviewee. Interviewees will receive a £10 Amazon gift voucher for their time.
If you or anyone you know would be interested in taking part or want more information, please contact Scope’s Researcher Andy McKeown on 0207 619 7245 or at
  1. Research about Work and Employment for Frontline workers working with people with long term conditions and disabilities
This survey is for people working on the frontline of health and care, to find out about how the issues of work and unemployment are addressed in this sector.
People with Long Term Conditions, multiple conditions, and disabilities have said would like to be routinely asked, by frontline workers, about work and gaining employment, and to have their work taken into consideration during their care and treatment journey.
The Health Work and Wellbeing Group plan to produce a Tool Kit and webinars, if appropriate, to help you to support your clients to remain in, return to, or get into work, again if appropriate. The survey will tell them what you want to have included in the Tool Kit.
Please click here to complete the survey. It should only take about 10 minutes.
If you have any problems with the survey, please email Elaine Stevenson on

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  1. Supporting Self Management and Spreading Change, two new publications
Earlier this month, Realising the Value consortium published two guides written by The Behavioural Insights Team, outlining how the science of behavioural change can help people to self-manage their health and well-being more effectively.  The guides feature a number of low-tech, pragmatic and manageable activities which can increase the spread of person- and community-centred health and well-being programmes.
Supporting Self-Management is written for people who support those living with long-term conditions, or who help people avoid these conditions using person- and community-centred approaches. Health and care professionals, voluntary or community groups, peer supporters, carers, patient leaders will benefit most from this guide.
This guide offers two things: a framework for understanding and changing behaviour, and real-world examples of how these changes happen in practice.
Spreading Change is aimed at people who champion these approaches in health and social care more broadly including commissioners. It outlines how behavioural science can spread the take-up of person- and community-centred approaches for health and well-being.
  1. Engaging local people: a guide for local areas developing sustainability and transformation plans (STPs)
This document is for teams developing STPs in each of the 44 footprint areas, and the statutory organisations which form part of them. It is intended to clarify the expectations on stakeholder involvement, in particular patient and public participation. It also covers legal duties around engagement and consultation and will be of particular interest to communication and engagement leads for STPs and footprint leaders.
  1. Health as a Social Movement: The Power of People in Movements
This report by Nesta illuminates the power of people in movements to improve health and proposes the need for new models of engagement between institutions and social movements.
  1. Health Select Committee report on the impact of the Spending Review on health and social care
This report reviews the impact of the government spending review on health and social care. Whilst it looks at the significant challenges in both health and social care, it also highlights how continued cuts to public health are a false economy creating avoidable additional costs in the future.
  1. BASHH: Standards for the management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in outreach settings
The British Association for Sexual Health & HIV (BASHH) has launched the first ever UK-wide sexual health outreach standards. These new standards were developed in close partnership with a range of key voluntary sector organisations, professional associations and public health bodies and provide important guidance for commissioners, providers and healthcare professionals on the delivery of outreach services.

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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:
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.

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  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. The Foundation will be rolling out other grant programmes later in the year, which they are currently in the process of designing.
  1. Joseph Rowntree Power and Accountability Fund
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust opened theirPower and Accountability programme to allow people to create a world in which power is more equally shared and institutions are accountable to wider society. They focus grants in three areas: strengthening corporate accountability, strengthening democratic accountability, encouraging responsible media. To apply, charitable organisations should produce a narrative proposal of no more than four sides of A4, outlining what they want to do (what & how, why, who and the impact). The average grant size is £50,000 but actual grants can range between £500 - £100,000+. Larger national charities with substantial reserves and statutory bodies aren’t eligible to apply.
  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. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive their highest priority in 2016.  Apply anytime.
  1. Skipton Grassroots Giving Fund
Skipton Building Society is offering grants of £500 through the Grassroots Giving scheme to develop local grassroots groups from across the UK. The Fund aims to help community organisations and groups who only have access to limited funding from elsewhere, so registered charities cannot apply. The funding can be used for a variety of things, but explicitly can’t be used for rent, travel programmes, animal welfare, running costs, or direct costs of fundraising events. Previous grant winners have included sports clubs, libraries, music groups and community radio stations. Applications should be submitted via the website before the deadline on Friday 29th July.
  1. Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
Grants are available for registered charities who need assistance towards a capital project eg new build, refurbishment, equipment or transport.
  1. The Tudor Trust
The Tudor Trust have updated their guidelines for funding applications. Generally, the Trust makes grants to smaller community-led groups that support people at the margins of society through addressing marginalisation, displaying positive organisational characteristics, and that which make a difference. 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. People’s Health Trust
Local organisations working to make their communities even better places to live can apply for funding through the Active Communities fund, run by People’s Health Trust. Community groups and other non-profits with an income of less than £350,000 a year can seek investment between £5,000 - £50,000 for up to two years. They’re particularly interested in funding genuinely small and local projects run by local people, or by communities of interest; examples of projects previously funded include women’s volunteering group run by and for Bengali women, and computer skills support group run by and for older people. The fund is currently open in a few places across the country, so check their website for when grants in your area are available.
  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 and larger grants (in excess of £100K) will be the exception. Applications are accepted year round.

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  1. Courses on Bid Writing, Reporting to Funders
August – December, Nationwide
See for further info.
  1. Emerging models of primary care: Empowering teams of professionals to lead change
London, 18th October, 2016
Hosted by The King’s Fund, this event provides an opportunity for all progressive primary health care professionals to find out how they can take the reins and lead the development of new models that will improve care for their local populations.
For more information click here.
  1. NHS Annual General Meeting
London, 25th October, 2016, 4-6pm
Two years on from the launch of the Five Year Forward View, the event will look at progress made over the last 12 months towards delivering on the NHS’s shared plan for better health, more personalised care, and a financially sustainable health service. It will also provide the opportunity to hear about some of the new initiatives the NHS is working on and how it plans to address future challenges.
  1. 'Intro to NICE 2016' masterclass
London, 8th November, 2016
The ‘Intro to NICE’ masterclass is for patient, carer, service user and voluntary organisations working in the health and social care arena and who would like to know more about NICE.
For more information and to attend, click here.
  1. Centre for voluntary sector leadership at the OU
Open University Business School are launching a new centre which aims to provide voluntary sector organisations with access to free leadership development modules and research-led insight.
Two new courses relating to the voluntary sector will be available through OpenLearn this year as free online badged open courses (BOCs). These free courses are aimed at learners working (or aspiring to work) as paid members of staff or as volunteers in voluntary or community organisations:
Introducing the Voluntary Sector covers the context and features of voluntary and community organisations including: the structure and history of the UK voluntary sector; values and beliefs; funding issues; understanding stakeholders; power and empowerment; the role of volunteering.
Working in the Voluntary Sector focuses on the practicalities of working or volunteering in voluntary and community organisations including: working with volunteers; marketing and communication; budgets; fundraising; taking part in meetings; working in teams and partnerships; building resilience. (This course will be available online over the summer)
Each free course is eight weeks long and involves three hours per week of study.
  1. NCVO courses on impact and outcome
Various dates, mostly London.
NCVO offers comprehensive training and consultancy services for all types of organisations. NCVO also offers a number of annual conferences to bring together the sector together around key topics. An area of significant focus in the voluntary and community sector right now is how to identify and evidence impact. NCV oh run a number of courses on this, and other subjects. Find out more about their courses here.

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