will we be having a copy of the recording thank you
yes and yes :)
unfortunately I have to leave for a mtg now but I've found the presentation so far really interesting and helpful - thanks, Catherine and Kate.
Thanks for coming Ruth :)
Thanks Ruth we will send you the recording
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. Thank you so much for the presentation, it's all been incredibly interesting and really useful. I've noticed in my research with Gay/Bi/Queer male victims of male IPV that a recurring them is survivors not being aware of LGBT+ support services. First, do you think Austerity has played a role in this lack of knowledge, and second, was this issue of outreach something that was brought up by service providers in this research?
Thank you Kate and Catherine
As a DA Champion and LAGLO at work, I am surprised to learn both how little LGBTQ+ specific DA charities there are, but also the lack of funding (although I probably shouldn’t be surprised by the lack of funding unfortunately). I think covid would’ve had a very negative impact on the great work that these charities do, reducing the ability to get out into the community for 1, where a victim may have felt they could comfortably approach the charity in a public setting. Really interesting, thank you.
What have you seen around gender & sexuality, as in trans, non-binary and genderfluid folk. Especially in regards to refuge spaces and availability.
That was great, thank you. I think your study really illuminates the challenges that LGBT+ services (and the people working in them) face. I think you touched on it, but I wondered if you could expand on what interviewees said about why they did this work and, despite the challenges, what helped them to keep going?
Many funders express a particular interest in this area - why do you think it's so difficult to secure that investment? I'm wondering whether it's the main services claiming to cover this area and then reporting low numbers?
I find it sad that we are still having to talk about, DA and putting forward that LGBTQIA+ DA exists, as we have been talking about it since 2000.
Thank you for the presentation Kate and Catherine. My question is around ensuring that the findings of the research are shared with parties/organisations that can make the difference- how will this happen? so that there can be some much needed changes and support to LGBT+ services ( generically) and especially for specialist DA services. So the messages today are heard by the right people to make the changes that cannot be sustained constantly.
I worked in a male refuge, and with out work with Galop and others we had a large percentage of gay and trans men.
Thats probably it for questions thanks everyone, I’ll run through the ones we’ve already received :)
If you would like to download the full report about Catherine and Kate's research, you can find it here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/criva/lgbtdvaorgssnapshotofaworkingweek.pdf
Thank you so much, Catherine and Kate - really excellent presentation on a great piece of research, and a very interesting discussion.
Thank you so much Kate and Catherine. Very important work!
After first working in same sex DA in 2000 I have found it an issue that we are still discussing the same things when I returned to DA work 3 years ago, not a question just a statement on the situation.
Thank you so much to all involved... great work all round and much food for thought
Galop’s new guidance on ‘Commissioning for inclusion: Delivering services for LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse’ can be found at http://www.galop.org.uk/commissioning-for-inclusion-delivering-services-for-lgbt-survivors-of-domestic-abuse/
Thank you for coming along everyone!
Thank you Catherine and Kate - that was really thought provoking.
thank you everybody
Yes thanks so much to Kate and Catherine!!
Thank you Kate and Catherine, very insightful and important work!