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Importance of sexual health highlighted during LGBT History Month

Posted on the 1st February 2018

With the month of February designated LGBT History Month, Lancashire Care’s Contraception and Sexual Health Service (CaSH) is reaffirming its commitment to equality and diversity and calling on the need to prioritise sexual health.

The CaSH service was commended in 2016 for providing a service that is inclusive of gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities, and was awarded the Lancashire LGBT Quality Mark, which is part of an assurance programme for service providers that assists in measuring how well the needs of LGBT service users, volunteers and staff are met.

Amy Nolan from Lancashire Care’s Contraception and Sexual Health service said:

“The CaSH service is dedicated to ensuring the needs of all service users are met, and health and wellbeing is promoted in all of Lancashire’s different communities, regardless of background and sexual preference. The Lancashire LGBT Quality Mark bears testimony to this and we encourage people to visit us and take their sexual health seriously. We offer a dedicated and professional under 25s service to all of our clients and people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community can be rest assured that they will be welcomed at all of our clinics.”

LGBT History Month is observed each year in February to highlight LGBT history and rights. To contact your local CaSH team, book an appointment or find out about ‘drop-ins,’ call 01772 401140. There are clinics in various locations and different session times across Lancashire, including in Blackburn with Darwen. To find out more about services in your area, visit www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/cash-lancashire.