London Ambulance Service has joined Stonewall’s Health
Champions programme, receiving free advice and expertise on health
services from the gay equality charity.
The programme, funded by the Department of Health, supports 20
health organisations across Britain to improve health services for
lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Stonewall research shows that gay people have a range of
specific health concerns which often go unmet. Health services
often overlook these needs and focus on sexual health.
London Ambulance Service joins 19 other health service
organisations working with Stonewall to tackle this in London.
Ambulance Operations Manager Steph Adams, Joint Chair of the
Service’s Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) Forum said: "By being a
Health Champion we’re sending out a powerful message to our local
“We’re proud to be part of the programme and look forward to
developing our work around sexual orientation with Stonewall.”
Stonewall Senior Health Officer James Taylor said: “By being
part of the Health Champions programme, London Ambulance Service
will receive free support from Stonewall to achieve real
improvements in the care provided to lesbian, gay and bisexual
people and their families.”
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Notes to editors:
- Stonewall is the gay equality charity founded in 1989
- In January, the London Ambulance Service was named among the
country’s most gay-friendly workplaces in Stonewall’s Top 100
Employers list and was this year the only ambulance service and the
only London emergency service to do so.
- The London Ambulance Service’s submission to Stonewall’s
Workplace Equality Index demonstrated inclusive policies, visible
LGB leadership, and clear visions and values that encourage
openness and equality.
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