LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project

LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project

Advonet, CHANGE and Yorkshire MESMAC are running a project to help LGBTQ+ people who also either have a learning disability, mental health difficulties or who are autistic be involved in the health services they use.

The project is funded by the Government Equalities office and will help people from those communities be involved in a number of ways.

What does the project do?

The LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project will:

  • Run a series of fortnightly self-advocacy workshops that will help people to know their rights, how to access information about healthcare services, and develop the skills to advocate for themselves
    • One workshop is for LGBTQ+ people with learning disabilities
    • The other is for LGBTQ+ people who are either autistic or have mental health difficulties
  • Consult with these communities to coproduce and co-deliver training to health care professionals, so they can understand and develop their skills around supporting LGBTQ+ people who are autistic, have a learning disability, or have mental health difficulties
  • Provide one-to-one peer support mentoring

Who is the project for?

This project is for LGBTQ+ people living in Leeds who:

  • Have a learning disability
  • Are autistic
  • Have mental health difficulties

Partners and funders

The LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project is run jointly by Advonet, CHANGE and Yorkshire MESMAC.

It is funded by a grant from the Government Equalities Office.

Advonet provides independent advocacy services

Contact the Leeds LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project

Email the team at

Call the Advonet office on 0113 244 0606 and ask for Georgina

LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project on social media

Twitter: @LeedsLgbtq
Facebook: Leeds LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project

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