LGBTQ+ people have always faced stark health inequalities, and it’s no surprise that these are being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harri Weeks from The National LGB&T Partnership explains more about the impact of the virus and lockdown on both LGBTQ+ individuals and the sector that aims to support them.
As COVID-19 impacts all of our lives, everyone across the country is now getting used to a new normal. It’s changing the way we interact with others, our ability to work, maintain our health, and how we access food, care, and medical support. At Independent Age we hear from people in later life on a daily basis and we know that many were already facing significant challenges before the virus took hold of our country.
National Voices and the Q community are collaborating on a co-design project, supported by the Health Foundation, aimed at developing stronger mechanisms for connecting and supporting service users and patients involved in improvement. Over the next two months we are gathering information and ideas and we need your help.
The Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health for All provides support to local areas and national organisations that demonstrate commitment by signing up and work together a whole, rather than as single parts. It reminds us that mental health matters as much as physical health, and this enhances initiatives from other partners.