Collaborator Equity Representatives
THE NATIONAL LGBT PARTNERSHIP
The National LGBT Partnership was established in early 2010, in order reduce health inequalities and challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services. The Partnership combines the expertise of thirty-six key LGBTQIA+ organisations across England, and works closely with many more.
The Partnership has identified five key objectives within health and social care:
1. Act as a catalyst and connector
We’ll put LGBTQIA+ people firmly on the agenda of decision-makers; increasing visibility through attending meetings, responding to consultations, advising and collaboration.
2. Drive forward Sexual Orientation Monitoring and Trans Status Monitoring
We’ll support the implementation of monitoring, which is vital in understanding LGBTQIA+ people’s needs, especially when often: “If you aren’t counted, you don’t count”.
3. Reduce health inequalities
We’ll challenge the impact of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, and work to help reduce significant health and social care inequalities faced by LGBTQIA+ people.
4. Improve access to health and social care services
We’ll highlight the many barriers (both perceived and actual), which limit LGBTQIA+ people accessing the support they need; identifying solutions and best practice.
5. Ensure LGBTQIA+ people’s voices are heard
We’ll seek out and use the real voices and lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ people within our communities, to inform people in positions of power and influence.
Collaborator Equity Representatives will:
- Champion the needs and experiences of their identified communities, bringing to the attention of the Partnership the unique issues and barriers that their communities are experiencing and support the Partnership in most appropriately serving these communities
- Uplift the voices of their identified communities during specific projects, reviewing work for gaps in knowledge, inappropriate language, etc.
- Represent and consult with other Community Collaborators who work within their identified area and feed thoughts and ideas back into the Partnership
- Attend quarterly half-day steering groups to improve intersectionality within the Partnership and contribute to current projects
In return for the above, Collaborator Equity Representatives will receive:
- £1,250 per annum for attendance at quarterly half-day steering groups + additional payments depending on project contribution (NOTE: Due to delays in the HWA signing off workplans there will only be 2 steering group meetings this financial year but we are still offering the full £1,250 in order to allocate time to ensure representatives can input into process development and be part of additional discussions to embed the Equity Reps way of working.)
- The opportunity to help shape specific pieces of work for the Partnership
- Support from the LGBT Partnership’s Stakeholder Engagement Officer in consulting with fellow Community Collaborators
The deadline for applications is Friday 17th December