Southwark LGBTQ+ Network Borough Consultation 2018

Closed 31 Oct 2018

Opened 4 Jul 2018



The Southwark LGBT Network was set up in 2002 to enable the LGBTQ+ community in Southwark to respond to the needs of their communities. The network is established particularly for the benefit of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in need in Southwark, to preserve and protect health, relieve poverty and distress and to educate the wider community of these issues as they affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community.

The Network works in close collaboration with voluntary and community organisations, other groups in the community and the statutory sector where their aims are consistent with the aims of the network.

We want to know what life is like for LGBTQ+ people living in Southwark. That’s why we’ve organised this survey. It includes questions that we think are relevant to LGBTQ+ people and that will help us better understand local needs.

This is the first major LGBTQ+ survey of its kind in Southwark. As a very important and populous group in the borough, we want to ensure that the needs of seldom heard communities in the borough are fully realised. The results will be used to hold services to account concerning local needs, and help us create priority areas of work. We want to ensure that your voices are heard by local services to work to create a better Southwark for you to live in.

We are partnering with Healthwatch Southwark, to deliver the project, and hope to share the findings with you in November.

 To answer this survey, you must be:

  •  Aged 16 or over; and
  • Live in Southwark.

Why We Are Consulting

In this survey, you will be asked about:  

  • Your personal experiences in the borough;
  • Where you socialise;
  • Health and social care needs; and
  • Whether other protected characteristic affected your experience as an LGBTQ+ individual. E.g. ethnicity or disability

The survey will probably take you about 10-15 minutes to complete.

All the information you supply will be handled confidentially, and only be used as anonymous data by the Southwark LGBT Network and Healthwatch Southwark. We will not use the data to identify or contact you. Please do not give us any personal details such as your name, address, or email address (unless you want an automatic copy of your answers sent to you).

Privacy statement: We use your personal data to record your response to the consultation. Section 1 of the Localism Act 2011 requires us to do this. We do not require your permission to process your data and failure to tell us your information may mean that we are unable to process your response. Your personal information will only be used by officers in the Southwark LGBT Network and Healthwatch Southwark and will be destroyed after four years. We may choose to keep the anonymised response to help inform other areas of work within the Southwark LGBT Network

If you are concerned about how we use your personal data or would like to enquire about the personal information we hold on you, please contact the Southwark LGBT Network on If you have any concerns about how you’re your data will be processed on the Consultation Hub, please contact or on 020 7525 5000. More information about your rights is available on the Southwark Council website, or via the Information Commissioner (

If you would like to become a Healthwatch Southwark supporter, please click here.

If you would like to sign up to the Southwark LGBT Network mailing list, please email

Your thought and opinions are very important to us; without them, we will be unable to create true change in the borough.

What Happens Next

The results will be used to hold services to account concerning local needs, and help us create priotiry areas of work. We want to ensure that your voices are heard by those to work to create a better Southwark for you to live in.


  • Camberwell Green
  • Chaucer
  • Faraday
  • Newington
  • Peckham
  • Peckham Rye
  • Rotherhithe
  • South Bermondsey
  • Surrey Docks


  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people


  • Communities
  • Community Safety
  • Health
  • Social Care