LGBTI Cultural Competency

Training Date: 26 July 2017

Wednesday 26 July 2017, 9.30am-4pm – SING Plus, Waterloo, L21 1EZ.

This training will look at what it means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, particularly in relation to recent legislation changes. The Equality Act 2010 brings together nine separate pieces of legislation into one single Act simplifying the law and strengthening it in important ways to help tackle discrimination and inequality.

The Act significantly extends the rights of LGBT people:

  • Increase understanding of LGBTI issues, helping people to understand what it means to be LGBTI
  • Educate provider organisations in LGBTI legislation
  • Provide best practice information to support organisations in demonstrating their commitment and knowledge of the specific needs issues and barriers facing LGBT people

LGBTI people have a right to expect that their needs are considered and, where possible, that these needs are met. The Equality Act 2010 includes a new public sector Equality Duty which places new duties on public bodies to actively tackle discrimination and harassment against LGB&T people and to consider their needs when designing and delivering services, Understanding the PSED in relation to education, healthcare, housing, transport or other public services.

The training session allows for question and answer opportunities and the trainers will actively encourage questions to be used as a tool for increasing personal understanding of LGBT sensitivities.

LGBTI equality is seen as the newest area’s of equality and organisations will benefit from increased understanding not only of their legal commitments but how to effectively engage with LGBT people as staff, stakeholders and service users.

Cost per person: £70, including lunch and refreshments

To book your place or for further information, contact Anthony Griffin on 0787 547 0869 or email

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