Trans Plus Health Survey Online

The Trans Plus Health Survey is part of a community-based research project, being delivered by the Diversity Trust, and funded by our Local Healthwatch. It is designed to find out about the health and wellbeing of Trans people in our local area; and about Trans people’s experiences of local services.

The survey is online and should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. All your answers are anonymous. The survey is online until 31st October 2017.

  • Trans is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity and / or gender expression diverges in some way from the sex they were assigned at birth. We are keen to receive input from people who may not identify as Trans but who may have difficulties accessing health services because of gender identity related issues.
  • Local Healthwatch area includes: Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire.

The Trans Plus Health Survey is now closed. To read the survey results click here Healthwatch Trans Health, Care and Wellbeing Report 03.04.18


Trans Health Matters

For the past five years the Diversity Trust has been researching the health needs of LGBT+ people and has found evidence to support national findings on Trans experiences. To continue this work we are please to announce that we are working with the Local Healthwatch across Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire to identify the specific needs of local Trans people. Throughout the project we will gather local anecdotes, and patient experiences, from Trans people to feedback to local NHS health service commissioners and providers and to our local Healthwatch.

LGBT+ Health Research Report

We have launched our latest LGBT+ health research report. The report called ‘Evidence for Change’ is published in partnership with the local Healthwatch.

Every Victim Matters

Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI), the regional charity for tackling hate crime, are very pleased to announce they have secured a new 5 year grant from Big Lottery. The project, ‘Every Victim Matters’, will support victims of hate crime throughout the counties of Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and Somerset. Project partners include The Diversity Trust, Taunton CAB, Compass Disability and Brandon Trust.

Speaking Out On Gender Identity Services

In a potentially significant step for trans people, Healthwatch Devon has issued a major report into the experiences, views and opinions of people using Gender Identity Services in England. Healthwatch has “significant statutory powers to ensure the voice of the consumer is strengthened and heard by those who commission, deliver and regulate health and care … Continued

How well do our health services serve the local LGBT community

Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for commissioning hospitals, community health and mental health services across the county of Somerset. They want to hear from patients and carers about their experiences of using health services. This helps them to check the quality of the services they have bought and better understand the barriers and challenges … Continued