The very best organisations know that talking to local people about what they need from public services is key to making them cost-efficient and effective. Many however do not know how or why to engage lesbian, gay and bisexual people in decision making about the public services they pay for. That is why Stonewall has published this ground-breaking guide for public bodies on how to engage lesbian, gay and bisexual people in their work.
The Government has made clear that public services should become more accountable to local people, and under the Equality Act 2010 they have to demonstrate how they have engaged gay people in developing and delivering public services. This guide gives clear, practical information on how to engage local gay people in a cost-effective and meaningful way.
To download the free guide click here.
Stonewall has also launched a series of new web pages for lesbian, gay and bisexual people on how they can get involved in their local community and with local public services. For more information about how to get involved click here.