Coronavirus LGBT+ impact survey - RESULTS Featured

Date added: 30 July 2020

In April this year, Intercom Trust launched a regional survey to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the LGBT+ community. After receiving over 400 responses from across the South West, we have produced a report using the findings of the survey, existing research on LGBT+ health inequalities, and our own service user data.

LGBT+ South West Voices: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on our Communities details the profound effects the pandemic has had on the lives of LGBT+ people in areas such as mental health, isolation, safety, substance misuse and access to healthcare. The report reveals how COVID-19 has negatively impacted the everyday lives of our community, and speaks to the difficulties LGBT+ people already face in a number of areas.

We believe it is vital that voices from our community are amplified during this time and that there is recognition of the very real struggles that confront LGBT+ people. We hope this report, and the experiences it uncovers, will spark a conversation across the South West and beyond. We hope that the harsh inequalities facing our community will be both acknowledged and challenged as we emerge from lockdown.

Our research into the effects of the pandemic is still ongoing, and we continue to work with Manchester LGBT+ Foundation and other partners to gain a clear picture of the national impact of COVID-19 on our communities.

Can you help us? We need to ensure that this report and the research it contains reaches the widest possible audience. Can you help us by sharing this information with friends, family and colleagues? Or post via your social media platforms? A PDF is available below, and we are sharing this report across our social media channels.

If you would like any more information about the report, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can download the printer friendly version of the report here and the colour version here.