This event was supported by Southwark Council, Public Health, the VCS and a number of health departments across the borough.
Nearly 70 attendees came to discuss their concerns and experiences of health and wellbeing, socialising, community safety, among other important issues.
Southwark LGBTQ+ residents and allies shared their thoughts, experience and feedback on the work the team have been doing.
We want to thank Cllr Victor Chamberlain, panellists and attendees for making this a successful event.
This will help us to gain the intelligence we need to help make Southwark be a better place to live in!
Some report recommendations have already been taken for action, and we'll be working to ensure that others are actioned to make Southwark a better place for its LGBTQ+ communities.
Background on the event
The report is based on a survey, led by local residents from its inception, running from July - November 2018, which took a social action approach to exploring the lived experience of being LGBTQ+ in Southwark.
The findings from this social action LGBTQ+ survey showed a mixed outlook on life experiences in Southwark.