Implications of austerity for LGBT people and services: executive summary: summary

Document type
Summary
Author(s)
Mitchell, Martin; Beninger, Kelsey; Rahim, Nilufer
Publisher
NatCen Social Research
Date of publication
1 November 2013
Subject(s)
Minority Groups, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This research found evidence of a number of ways in which austerity cuts had affected LGBT people and the services they used, although the extent to which they were experienced varied among participants. The main effects of austerity on LGBT people at a personal level were:

  • greater financial hardships from redundancies, real term pay cuts and changes to benefit rules;
  •  problems finding accommodation where they could feel safe and that was LGBT friendly;
  •  a reduction in sexual health and mental health services that addressed their specific needs;
  • greater feelings of marginalisation and invisibility as specialist LGBT services and support disappeared.

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