Survey launched to help the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community
An organisation supported by the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils has put out a call to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Oxfordshire to help better understand the issues they face on a day to day basis.
HALT is a multi-agency partnership working to make Oxfordshire a safer and more inclusive community for LGBT people. To help them achieve this goal they have launched a short survey.
The survey will ascertain if members of this community have been victims of homophobic, biphobic or transphobic abuse and what issues they face when using local services. HALT will then work in partnership with other organisations and service providers to address these issues.
The survey has run annually for 4 years. One of the issues it identified last year was an under-reporting of verbal abuse. As a result HALT ran an advertising campaign across Oxfordshire, in local newspapers and publications highlighting the need to report such incidents to the police.
HALT wants to ensure the work it does addresses the real issues. If you are a member of the LGBT community, help them to find out what these are by completing the survey by 29 July at www.oxhalt.co.uk. Alternatively contact Cheryl Reeves by email Cheryl.email@example.com or call 01491 823047 or 01235 540324 with any queries or to request a paper copy of the survey.