eQuality is working to improve the relationship support available to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT+) people.
As a project working with relationship services to celebrate the good practice with LGBT+ people, we also think it is important to encourage people to get support when they need it. Often people try to work through difficult time on their own, and we think that It’s OK To Ask For Help.
Lynne Featherstone MP
Research has shown that on some occasions LGBT+ people have had negative, even discriminatory experiences in mainstream services. This may cause some LGBT+ people to avoid approaching services for support when they want it – and we think this is wrong.
But where LGBT+ people are having positive experiences and a good service, we want to celebrate these services!
We are working with relationship services in England to make sure they are providing appropriate and high quality support to their LGBT+ customers. And we accredit them too! With our eQuality Charter Mark Award, organisations can show they are providing high standards of service to LGBT+ people.