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Getting It Right: What Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Young People in Greater Manchester Want and Need

28 Jul 2017 - 09:50 by michelle.foster

Manchester charities The Proud Trust, Albert Kennedy Trust, 42nd Street and LGBT Foundation are proud to launch their Greater Manchester research ‘Getting it Right: what young LGBT people want and need’.

All organisations and professionals who work with children and young people need to know more about LGBT young people in order to be able to do their job well.

Greater Manchester-based charity The Proud Trust has worked with 42nd Street, Albert Kennedy Trust and LGBT Foundation to undertake focus groups and a survey, to find out more about the perspectives and experiences of a sample of young LGBT people in Greater Manchester.

This research aims to equip commissioners, policy makers and professionals with a better understanding of the experiences of LGBT young people, so they can create and maintain inclusive, useful services for young LGBT people in Greater Manchester.

Devolution Manchester, Our Manchester and the Thrive Model all point to integrated, person-centred and needs-led models of support. These ensure people get help and support at the right time, and participate as part of the solution, rather than being seen as a problem (this is also known as the asset-based approach).

The respondents of this research set out a clear vision: that LGBT young people should be able to help design and access support from both general and specialist services, and a standard level of service quality should be received that is not dependent upon which organisation or person is their first point of entry into support.

For further information, visit: www.theproudtrust.org/resources/research-and-guidance/getting-right-lgbt-young-peoples-need-research/

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