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Episode four – Supporting the LGBTQI+ Community

In this episode, BCHA’s Co Production Development Worker Mike Knowles, talks to BCHA volunteer Kirsty about her experiences as a lesbian single mother, who faced being homeless, while alone and with a young child. Kirsty is keen that others don’t struggle to find help and acceptance as she did, and would like to create a platform where members of the LGBTQI+ community can share and talk about the issues they encounter. We welcome your views and ideas on creating a safe space platform for members of the LGBTQI+ community, so please get in touch with Mike Knowles, BCHA Peer Mentor Development Worker Tel: 07971 616436 if you are interested and would like to share your thoughts. Homeless Link has produced an excellent Supporting LGBTIQ+ people document for frontline staff, which lists useful organisations for LGBTQ+ people who are experiencing exclusion and isolation to reach out to.


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