Coronavirus LGBT+ impact survey – Results
In April this year, Intercom Trust launched a regional survey to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the LGBT+ community. After receiving over 400 responses from across the South West, they have produced a report using the findings of the survey, existing research on LGBT+ health inequalities, and their own service user data.
From the LGBT+ South West Voices:
“The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on our Communities details the profound effects the pandemic has had on the lives of LGBT+ people in areas such as mental health, isolation, safety, substance misuse and access to healthcare. The report reveals how COVID-19 has negatively impacted the everyday lives of our community, and speaks to the difficulties LGBT+ people already face in a number of areas.
We believe it is vital that voices from our community are amplified during this time and that there is recognition of the very real struggles that confront LGBT+ people. We hope this report, and the experiences it uncovers, will spark a conversation across the South West and beyond. We hope that the harsh inequalities facing our community will be both acknowledged and challenged as we emerge from lock down.”
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