Our Healthwatch Reading report will go to local NHS organisations & Reading Borough Council

This survey is anonymous. It is multiple choice and takes about 5-10 minutes. It includes comment boxes for extra things you want to say.

You can call Healthwatch on 0118 937 2295 about the survey if you want us to ask the questions and complete the form for you, or if the survey Qus do not allow you to describe/speak about your identity sufficiently

You can email us any additional comments for our project to info@healthwatchreading.co.uk  (link to this survey on healthwatchreading.org.uk from week of 26th Feb 2018 - until NOW EXTENDED until Tuesday 3rd April)

* 1. Do you pay your council tax to Reading Brorough Council?

* 2. What is your gender?

* 3. What is your sexual orientation?

* 4. Is your gender the same as the one on your original birth certificate?

* 5. What is your ethnicity?

* 6. Do you have a physical disability/impairment?

* 7. Do you have a hidden disability/impairment?

* 8. What is your age?

* 9. Do you have a religion or faith or other chosen life approach?

* 10. Do you have a caring responsibility for a dependent or for another adult? (some questions later in the survey are for those with caring responsibilities)

* 11. Are you 'out' to your GP about your sexual orientation?

* 12. If you are 'out' to your GP about your sexual orientation, how has that affected your relationship with them?
(Unless you are transgender, please scroll to Question 16 next - thanks)

* 13. If you are transgender, are you 'out' to your GP about your gender identity?

* 14. If you are 'out' to your GP about your gender identity being different from the gender you were assigned to at birth, how has that affected your relationship with them?

* 15. If you are not 'out' to your GP about your sexuality and/or gender identity, what is the reason?

* 16. Do you live in supported accommodation* or a care home? (*means sheltered accommodation with a warden OR accommodation with carers employed on site, where you live, who help you)

* 17. Would you say that your supported living/care home situation is LGBT+ friendly? ( you can tick more than one box if you wish)

* 18. Do you receive care at home from paid carers?

* 19. Are you open about your sexual orientation or gender identity to the people who give you care at home?

* 20. If you are a carer, do you receive any kind of caring support from agencies?

* 21. Are you open about your sexual orientation or gender identity with the care agencies who support you as a carer?

* 22. Have you received treatment locally for any of the following in the last 2 years

* 23. In the last 2 years have accessed any of the services below? Please tick as many as are relevant to you.

* 24. If you had to access or have accessed any of the services below, how open would you be about your sexual orientation or gender identity? ( Answer as many as you feel could be applicable to you)

  Not open at all Not open unles I have to be Fairly open Very open Sexuality/gender not relevant in my view
Sexual Health Services
Mental Health Services 
Accident and Emergency 
Hospital Treatment - Outpatient 
Hospital Treatment - Impatient
Healthcare or social care at home
Community Clinics ( e.g Dermatology, Weight Management, Podiatry)
Stopping smoking
Fertility
Maternity
School nurse
Cancer Treatment
Alcohol or Substance Use services
Health services for a child you care for
Social care services/support for a child you care for

* 25. If you have disclosed your sexual orientation or gender  identity to a health or social care profession in the past, what response have you had from them?  You may tick more than one box

* 26. How confident are you that health and social care professionals in the future will treat you with respect because of your sexual orientation or gender identity?

* 27. In the last two years, have you had a negative experience when accessing local health and social care services which you perceive was because of your sexual orientation or gender identity?

* 28. What impact has that negative experience made on you accessing health and social care services in the future?

* 29. What, if any, improvement could be made in health or social care services for the LGBT+ community?
This is the last question in our survey. Thank you for completing the survey. Please call Healthwatch Reading or email info@healthwatchreading.co.uk if you want to tell us more in reply to any of the questions.

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