LGBT Resources for Voluntary Groups

THCVS, along with our partners, have put together a collection of LGBT resources to help support voluntary groups in Tower Hamlets. This list is not exhaustive, and if there is a resource you think would be useful to others, please do send us an email to and we will add this to the list.


Stonewall, 2018, LGBT in Britain: Health Report

Stonewall commissioned YouGov to carry out a survey asking more than 5,000 lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people across England, Scotland and Wales about their life in Britain today. This report, part of a series based on the research, looks at mental health and well-being of LGBT people and investigates the specific experiences of LGBT people when accessing healthcare services.

LGBT Action Plan 2018: Improving the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people

In response to the National LGBT survey, this LGBT Action Plan outlines firm commitments to tackle some of the biggest issues facing LGBT people.

How to be LGBT Friendly: 30 Practical Ways to Create a Welcoming Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People

This resource, although slightly dated, does contain some very easy to adopt approaches to improving how groups engage with and support LGBT service users, staff and volunteers.

An Introduction to Supporting LGBT Young People: A Guide for Schools 2015

Although written with schools in mind, this resource will help youth-focused groups to improve how staff and volunteers respond to and support LGBT young people.


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Good Practice Guide: Guidance for Service Providers on how to Develop LGBTQ+ Affirmative Practice

The guide is designed to support local Minds and other mental health service providers in ensuring that their services are genuinely inclusive, and cater for the needs of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, and queer (LGBTQ+).

Safe to be Me: A resource pack for professionals

Meeting the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people using health and social care services

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