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Ayrshire LGBT+ Development Group

The Ayrshire Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Development Group is a multi-agency partnership working together to improve the lives of LGBT individuals living, studying and working in Ayrshire and Arran. The group has representatives from the local authorities, police, health, education and third sector organisations as well as LGBT specific organisations such as LGBT Youth Scotland and the Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland. 

Youth work in East Ayrshire

The Young People, Sport and Diversion team (YPSD) supports youth groups for young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, as well as those who are questioning their sexuality and those who are straight supporters. The LGBT youth groups are safe and supportive environments for young people to attend and be themselves. View our events page to find out groups near you.

Adult work in East Ayrshire

The Terrence Higgins Trust, in partnership with East Ayrshire Council, run a LGBT Group for people who are 18 years and over.  The group is a safe and supportive environment where local LGBT people, family and friends can talk about issues that are relevant to them.  Please contact us for further information.

The Charter

Learning and Development (CLD) service was awarded LGBT Charter Mark status in 2009. The Charter Mark recognises Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered people (LGBT) and ensures that LGBT issues are included in CLD activities. It makes sure that LGBT people can feel confident that they will be included, valued and supported.

To gain this status, we had to submit a portfolio to LGBT Scotland. This included evidence of how we address issues such as:

  • policy
  • training and staff development
  • publicity and awareness-raising of LGBT issues
  • information for service users
  • ongoing review of procedures

For further national and local information on how LGBT supports young people, please visit LGBT Youth Scotland’s website.

Helpful guides and resources

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