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					West London LGBT Conference 2009


   Policy Survey of Mainstream
         Services Update

            Peter Vittles
         18 November 2009



                 1
                Overview

►Why it matters
►Who we are surveying
►What we are surveying
►Key findings
►Areas of best practice
►Future work


                          2
              Why it matters

►Establish baseline
►Identify gaps
►Lobby for better provision
►Improve lives of LGBT residents




                        3
             2006 Policy Survey
    Peter Vittles
14 responses found:
    West London
►Low levels ofLGBT Development Worker
                    service provision
    Ealing CVS
►Low levels of monitoring
    The Lido Centre
►Few specific LGBT officers
    63 Mattock Lane
    London, W13 LGBT
►Little specific 9LA consultation
    t: 020 8280 2236
►Little specific LGBT training
    e: peter@ealingcvs.org.uk
   www.ealingcvs.org.uk/lgbt

                               4
               Key Challenges

►Underdeveloped LGBT Sector: Capacity for
 involvement
►Lack of information
►Current Equalities legislation:
  – Public Duty: Focus on 3 strands
  – Preparing for sexual orientation and gender identify



                             5
             Services included

Mainstream Statutory Services
► Police, NHS, Local Authorities, Housing
   Providers, Higher and Further Education
   Services, Fire Services

Community and Voluntary Services


                          6
            Responses so far…

Total of 46 Services Surveyed
13 completed: <10% response rate
  No responses from Education Centres
  One Police, Fire and Local Authority response
  2 NHS responses
  3 Community and Voluntary Service responses
  5 Housing Provider responses


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          Areas of policy surveyed

1.   Equality and Diversity Strategy
2.   Policy statement
3.   Monitoring employment and services take-up
4.   Arrangements for LGBT consultation
5.   Specific LGBT activities
6.   LGBT training for staff


                           8
         Key Findings so far…
   Peter Vittles
Compared to policy survey in 2006:
   West London LGBT Development Worker
►2x increase in ‘developed’ services
   Ealing CVS
   The monitoring:
►MoreLido Centre 2x for recruitment and service
   63 up
  takeMattock Lane
►More LGBT officers: 2x
   London, W13 9LA
   t: more consultation
►5x020 8280 2236
   e: peter@ealingcvs.org.uk
►2x more LGBT training
   www.ealingcvs.org.uk/lgbt

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                         …and
  Peter Vittles
►Positive policy development:
  West London LGBT Development Worker
 ►monitoring recruitment and service take-up
  Ealing CVS
►Policy gaps:
  The Lido Centre
  63 Specific policy
 ► Mattock Lane on recruitment and service
     take-up
  London, W13 9LA
  t: 020 8280 2236
 ►CVSs trailing
   e: peter@ealingcvs.org.uk
   www.ealingcvs.org.uk/lgbt

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           Examples of Activities

1. Ealing Police: Community engagement model
2. Housing providers: Developing working groups
                   Total Forum Membership


        LGBT engagement models
   and300
       250

3. London Fire Brigade: Policy on employment,
       200

   staff network
       150                                 Series1

       100
4. Brent Council: Staff network, Education
        50

   Champions
         0
            January    April        July




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               Future Work

►Encourage more responses
►Draft report to Forum in December
►Work to reduce gaps
►Annual updates - progress/ change




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