LGBT People: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th July 2020.

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Photo of Florence Eshalomi Florence Eshalomi Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to make an assessment of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the mental health of (a) LGBT people who are Black, Asian and minority ethnic, (b) other LGBT people with multiple protected characteristics and (c) the rest of the LGBT community.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 13 July 2020

Monitoring and tracking the impact of COVID-19 on people's mental health is a key part of the overall national response to the pandemic. We recognise the disproportionate impacts that have been experienced by some groups during this time.

The Government Equalities Office is engaging with other Government departments and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) sector to understand how we can best support the LGBT population at this time and as we move into recovery.

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