Recruitment to LGBTQ+ Health Needs Assessment online focus groups

6 September 2021

East Sussex County Council, working with a range of health, care and voluntary sector partners, is conducting a needs assessment for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and other sexual and gender identity minorities (LGBTQ+). The Council wants to understand experiences of health, accessing local services and about how Covid-19 has impacted these communities.

East Sussex County Council wants to hear from you if you live in the county of East Sussex (excluding Brighton and Hove), are over 16, and:

  • Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, pansexual, asexual or any other sexual minority; or
  • Identify as trans, non-binary, gender queer, gender fluid, gender non-confirming, agender or any other gender minority; or
  • Have a variation in sex characteristics (sometimes known as ‘intersex’).

The Council is running three online focus groups in September which will focus on three different age groups:

  • 16–24-year-olds on Tuesday 14th September 2021, 18:00 – 19:30
  • 25–60-year-olds on Wednesday 15th September 2021, 18:00 – 19:30
  • 60+ year olds on Thursday 16th September 2021,18:00 – 19:30

Attendees only need to attend one of the focus groups, cameras can be turned off to protect your identity and each participant will receive an £15 Love to Shop voucher via post or email for their participation

If you want more information and would like to take part in an online focus group, please email or call 01273 368 364 stating you want to take part in a focus group and your age. Further details will be confirmed and provided after you have expressed an interest in attending via email.

The Council wants to hear from a diverse range of community members. This could include communities such as those who are LGBTQ+ and with disabilities and/or neurodivergence, community members who are Black and/or People of Colour, Gypsy and Traveller communities, those aged over 50+, and those with a variation in sex characteristics.

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