From Anne James, Principal Equalities Officer, Equalities and Community Cohesion Team, Bristol City Council.
We are conducting a survey and workshops on Domestic violence and abuse amongst the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. The survey will help to influence how services are provided for LGBT people, including disabled LGBT people.
(Please note: after this survey we will be conducting a survey on disabled and Deaf people’s experiences of domestic abuse as we know both LGBT people and disabled people are less likely to report DVA, so there will be an opportunity for disabled and Deaf people to participate in workshops as well.)
We would like LGBT people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse AND people who have supported someone who is LGBT who has experienced domestic violence and abuse to be involved in the survey. This is because we would like to hear from people who have direct experience of the issues and, where relevant, services received.
We will not know from the questionnaire if you are giving your own experiences or the experiences of a friend so you can complete the questionnaire or come along to a workshop and not have to reveal if you have experienced domestic violence and abuse.
The questionnaire will be out shortly.
Please let me know if you would like to attend the workshops, I have organised BSL interpreters but I can’t reveal the venue in a general email like this so you need to contact me by email or text so I can let you know the venue.
There is a workshop for Gay, bisexual and trans people who identify as men from 6-8pm on Tuesday 24 April 2012
and a workshop for lesbians, bisexual and trans people who identify as women from 6-8pm on Wednesday 25 April 2012
Contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or 07807 608240
My thanks in anticipation
Principal Equalities Officer
Equalities and Community Cohesion Team
Room U16, the Council House
Tel 0117 922 4446
Fax 0117 922 2392