If you identify as LGBT, have a disability/impairment/long term illness and have experienced bullying/harassment because of this, you might be able to assist the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in research they are attempting to carry out in this area.
On Wednesday 10th of November (at 3pm), a research agency will be holding a focus group drawn from individuals who identify as above.
The purpose of the research is to provide the EHRC more information about times when people are subject to hostile, offensive, intimidating, bullying or threatening behavior or abuse because of an impairment or disability.
It also wants to find out what public bodies such as the police, local and health authorities and transport operators are doing about this kind of behavior.
Information from the research will be used by the EHRC as part of a wider inquiry into how public bodies are addressing disability-related harassment.
More specifically, the EHRC wants to hear from people who have any of the following conditions or impairments:
– Mobility and Physical Impairment
– Sight Impairment (Blind or partially blind)
– Deaf/partly deaf
– Learning Disability
– Mental Health problems such as anxiety or depression etc.
– Learning disabilities
– Long term illness/chronic medical conditions
Everyone taking part will receive £30 as a gesture of appreciation for their assistance. Note: the research takes place in London (Greenwich) and travel expenses are now payable in certain cases.
If you would like to take part or find out more, contact Zoe Hetherington on