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


In the process of writing this chapter, an online survey was undertaken to collect the views of professionals working with LGBT+ people in South Tyneside. The survey was sent electronically to a wide network of statutory and third sector services. The survey generated responses from eighteen different services. The results are outlined below.

How best would you describe your service?

responses 1

Local authority




Third sector / charity / voluntary




How would you know that LGBT+ access your service?

Fourteen out of the 18 respondents explained that they collect sexual orientation and gender identity monitoring routinely as people enter their service.

What are the top 3 health priorities for LGBT+ people in South Tyneside ?

responses 2

Mental health


Sexual health


Domestic abuse


Substance Misuse


What needs do you feel are not being met currently by services in South Tyneside?

  • Housing, especially for those with mental health issues
  • LGBT+ people who have a learning disability
  • General awareness for services so they know how to meet their needs
  • Older LGBT+ people's needs
  • No group support for young LGBT+ people
  • G.Ps not knowing how to support people
  • Services being inclusive

Any other comments?

There is a need to look at housing for older LGBT+ people who do not want to go back in the closet when accessing supported or care home.