LGBTQ+ communities

LGBTQ+ communities

LGBTQ+ communities

Introduction

Our Covid-19 Action Fund provided grants for Churchill Fellows to run projects combating the effects of Covid-19 in all areas of society. Hundreds of pandemic projects nationwide are being run or assisted by Churchill Fellows, using the international expertise they gained during their Fellowships overseas. Here is the Action Fund recipient working on issues relating to LGBTQ+ communities.

January 2022 awards

Jacqui Jobson: improving services for LGBTQ+ people in the care and charity sectors

Jacqui Jobson (CF 2017) from Newcastle is a freelance equality consultant. In December 2020, Jacqui received a Covid-19 Action Fund grant to develop culturally competent good-practice guidance for healthcare professionals and mental health services on how to support LGBTQ+ communities during the pandemic.

She is receiving a second Action Fund grant to build on this work and develop a quality standard for LGBTQ+ inclusion and cultural competency in the care and charity sectors. There currently is no such quality standard within these sectors in the UK. Provisionally called The Rainbow Care Award, the new standard will support organisations to improve their practices and services and demonstrate that they have done this through a robust assessment process. Over the first six months, Jacqui will use her funding to create the award, through undertaking market research, creating training materials, developing an assessment process and designing a logo. She will then spend the next six months marketing the award to organisations, training 15 organisations in cultural competency and delivering advice on improvements following assessment, before giving the awards. Finally she will evaluate the project in order to aim of scale its reach and impact.

Jacqui’s Fellowship to Australia and Canada in 2017 explored advocacy approaches to mental health inequalities amongst the LGBTQ+ community. It was supported by the Mental Health Foundation.

December 2020 awards

Jacqui Jobson: supporting the mental health of LGBTQ+ communities

Jacqui Jobson (CF 2017) is a human rights campaigner and consultant from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

She will use her grant to raise awareness of the impact of Covid-19 on LGBTQ+ people, and of the mental health needs of this community during the pandemic and beyond. She will produce and disseminate culturally competent good-practice guidance for healthcare professionals and mental health services on how to support LGBTQ+ communities. Additionally, she will deliver advice and training via social media and webinars.

Jacqui's Fellowship to Australia and Canada in 2017 explored advocacy approaches to mental health inequalities amongst the LGBTQ+ community, and was supported by the Mental Health Foundation.

January 2022 awards

Jacqui Jobson: improving services for LGBTQ+ people in the care and charity sectors

Jacqui Jobson (CF 2017) from Newcastle is a freelance equality consultant. In December 2020, Jacqui received a Covid-19 Action Fund grant to develop culturally competent good-practice guidance for healthcare professionals and mental health services on how to support LGBTQ+ communities during the pandemic.

She is receiving a second Action Fund grant to build on this work and develop a quality standard for LGBTQ+ inclusion and cultural competency in the care and charity sectors. There currently is no such quality standard within these sectors in the UK. Provisionally called The Rainbow Care Award, the new standard will support organisations to improve their practices and services and demonstrate that they have done this through a robust assessment process. Over the first six months, Jacqui will use her funding to create the award, through undertaking market research, creating training materials, developing an assessment process and designing a logo. She will then spend the next six months marketing the award to organisations, training 15 organisations in cultural competency and delivering advice on improvements following assessment, before giving the awards. Finally she will evaluate the project in order to aim of scale its reach and impact.

Jacqui’s Fellowship to Australia and Canada in 2017 explored advocacy approaches to mental health inequalities amongst the LGBTQ+ community. It was supported by the Mental Health Foundation.

December 2020 awards

Jacqui Jobson: supporting the mental health of LGBTQ+ communities

Jacqui Jobson (CF 2017) is a human rights campaigner and consultant from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

She will use her grant to raise awareness of the impact of Covid-19 on LGBTQ+ people, and of the mental health needs of this community during the pandemic and beyond. She will produce and disseminate culturally competent good-practice guidance for healthcare professionals and mental health services on how to support LGBTQ+ communities. Additionally, she will deliver advice and training via social media and webinars.

Jacqui's Fellowship to Australia and Canada in 2017 explored advocacy approaches to mental health inequalities amongst the LGBTQ+ community, and was supported by the Mental Health Foundation.