LGBT JSNA published

04 July 2018

An LGBT JSNA has been published here which will inform future commissioning intentions to improve services for LGBT people in Swindon.

LGBT people are not a singular group but are a diverse group of individuals with distinct differences. Individuals may identify with many different groups of which just two are based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It is recognised that within the LGBT population there are further minorities within minorities.

Research shows that LGBT people experience significant health and social inequalities compared to the wider population from high rates of physical and emotional bullying, poor mental health, through significantly higher rates of suicide and self-harm, drug and alcohol use and smoking in adulthood, as well as social isolation and extreme vulnerability in old age

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