Help shape local services for LGBTQ+ groups in East Sussex

Closed 26 Sep 2021

Opened 14 Aug 2021


Help shape local services for LGBTQ+ groups in East Sussex by taking part in our survey and enter a prize draw to win one of five £50 vouchers

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

This will help us improve services locally. Projects in other areas have resulted in real change, such as LGBTQ+ training for GPs and the development of new and innovative services for LGBTQ+ communities.

Who we want to hear from

We want 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’).

We want 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.

To encourage people to take part everyone who completes the survey will have the option of entering the prize draw.

How to take part

You can complete the online survey below. The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete.

Some questions may involve thinking about unpleasant experiences you’ve had. If a question is upsetting, leave it blank, and remember support services are listed at the end of the survey.

If you need this survey in another format or language please let us know. Alternatively, if you or a family member or friend would like to complete this over the phone please contact us on 07599 101 119 and we will arrange this.

Privacy information

By taking part, you will be giving consent for your responses to be used anonymously. Please ensure that any comments you make don't include any names or personal details of you or anyone else. You can find more information about how the data will be stored and processed by East Sussex County Council on our website.

If you would like to be entered for the prize draw you will be asked to confirm this at the end of the survey and provide contact details in a seperate survey. These details will be kept separately from your survey responses. Your personal details will be used to complete the prize draw and only the winners will be contacted so we can organise your prize. There are five £50 vouchers available to win and the terms and conditions of the prize draw can be accessed here. 


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