This study gives insights into whether, and in what ways, reductions in public spending have affected services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB & T) people.
- Reductions in public spending had resulted in reduced access to some mainstream services (e.g. GPs, mental health and sexual health) when LGB & T people had needed them.
- LGB & T service users and providers thought that cuts in public spending had a disproportionate effect on the LGB & T population compared to other groups.
- Sustained funding reductions left some LGB & T services focusing on survival, rather than delivering a high quality comprehensive service.
The research used two qualitative data collection methods: a secure online platform which was used to collate written submissions, and qualitative follow-up interviews with a selection of participants.