Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender LGBT+ (health and wellbeing needs in South Tyneside)

Unmet needs

  • In South Tyneside there are currently no services which work exclusively with members of the LGBT+ community. Individuals need to travel to Sunderland, Gateshead or Newcastle to attend a LGBT+ specialist service.
  • There is no current set of standards or benchmark for services to meet to ensure they are LGBT+ friendly.
  • There is a lack of clarity about numbers of LGBT+ people who access health services to determine whether or not this is reflective of the estimated numbers in South Tyneside.