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This survey is being carried out to help us identify how LGBT communities in the UK are being affected by the current coronavirus crisis and will help to shape the support that is being provided. Information you choose to share with us may be used in policy documents which will be publicised. However you will not be identified by anything we include. All questions are optional.  This survey should only take 10 minutes. Thank you.

If you have any questions regarding this survey or would like to provide any further feedback please email research@lgbt.foundation.

Support:

Please note that survey responses won’t be analysed or looked at until after the closure of the survey, and that if anyone needs urgent support to please call our helpline for immediate help as we recognise some of the questions are sensitive and may flag up immediate issues.

For advice and support call the LGBT Foundation helpline on 0345 3 30 30 30 between 10 and 6pm or email Helpline@lgbt.foundation

For more information on the support LGBT Foundation is offering over this time please visit: http://lgbt.foundation/coronavirus/remote-services

Samaritans offer confidential emotional support by phone, email and letter. Phone (24 hours a day): 116 123 (free). Email: jo@samaritans. Letter: Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA.

To get support so you don’t have to go out visit the Queercare food networking support page: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvXT8F7Ha2uijlwrUnTTIiRDHc_Ew38m-RVyzbOiRiQe7eYQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3wKTuG1aDvCJM1hhwDN8zk1cpMfrL9vE-FbIPtmmKtlxkktenaZo2OjsM
 

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1. Do you give permission for LGBT Foundation to anonymously use any information you provide in this survey?

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2. Please list your top three concerns related to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis in the UK

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3. Please describe how COVID-19 has affected your employment/ work situation? e.g. are you now working from home, are you still going into work, have you been made redundant, have you been furloughed, are you a student who is now studying at home etc?

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4. Are you living with others during this isolation period?

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5. Do you feel that you are still able to connect with others that you don’t live with e.g. through phone, social media, video calls?

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6. Do you feel safe where you are currently staying?

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7. Are you concerned that this situation is going to lead to substance or alcohol misuse or trigger a relapse?

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8. Is there any medication that you have been unable to access, or that you are worried you might not be able to access?

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9. Have you been able to access healthcare for non COVID-19 related issues? 

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10. Have you had any medical appointments cancelled?

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11. Have you accessed any of LGBT Foundation’s remote services since 18th March?

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12. Have you accessed support from anywhere other than LGBT Foundation?

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13. Would you rather receive support during this time from an LGBT specific organisation such as LGBT Foundation or from a mainstream service?

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14. Due to Covid-19 LGBT Foundation has moved most services online, after the Covid-19 pandemic would you prefer to access services remotely or face-to-face?

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15. What kind of remote services would you like to see from LGBT Foundation during this time? (tick as many boxes as necessary) 

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16. Has the coronavirus crisis meant that you have had to claim financial support from the government that you wouldn't usually claim?

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17. Is there any support that you are not currently receiving that you would like to? (please select all that apply) 

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18. Is there anything else related to your identity as an LGBT person that you feel is making this time particularly difficult?

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19. Is there anything else that you would like to add related to your experiences and needs at this time?

Demographic Questions: 

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20. What is your age?

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21. Do you currently live in the UK? 

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22. What is the first part of your postcode or the town you live in? (e.g. M3 or Salford)

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23. Which of the following options best describes how you think of yourself?

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24. Which of the following best describes how you think of yourself?

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25. Is your gender identity the same as the gender you were given at birth?

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26. Would you describe yourself as intersex?

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27. What is your religion or belief, even if you are not currently practising?

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28. Which of the following options best describes how you think of yourself?

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29. Do you consider yourself to be a disabled person? (This may include long-term medical conditions)

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30. What is your employment status? Please tick all options that apply

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31. Are you a carer? (Someone who is looking after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of illness, frailty or disability and not being paid for this)

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32. What is your relationship status (please tick all that apply) 

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33. Are you a parent/ guardian or currently pregnant? (please tick all that apply)

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34. Are you living with HIV?

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35. If you are happy for us to contact you for more information about any of the answers you have provided please provide your email address (your email address will not be shared with anyone outside of the organisation)

Thank you for taking the time to answer this survey, your response will ensure that we are better informed as to how LGBT communities are being affected and will ensure that evidence based support is being provided. If you have any questions about this survey please email research@lgbt.foundation, for advice and support email helpline@lgbt.foundation or call 0345 3 30 30
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