LGBT Addictions Project

Organisation : LGBT Health
Grant Amount : £ 19,995

The LGBT Addictions Project will address the high prevalence of addiction issues experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their low levels of engagement with mainstream services through: working in partnership with alcohol and addiction services to deliver an LGBT-specific, culturally appropriate, early intervention programme, doing capacity building with mainstream alcohol and addiction services. The organisation has identified the need for this project though its extensive mental health work. As LGBT Health has to date done little specific work around addictions, this pilot project will not just benefit individuals but also provide invaluable organisational learning.