This is a TUC Funded Research Report by London Metropolitan University.
In the context of the austerity cuts the LGBT VCS has been affected by changes in the levels of local government funding, and by welfare, health service and education reform. The cuts and reforms are ongoing and the full impacts have not yet been felt.
As LGBT service organisations have historically needed to rely on a relatively high level of public/statutory funding and support from such bodies they are particularly vulnerable when such cuts and reforms are being enforced.
Despite the introduction of the Equality Act 2010 and changing social attitudes, discrimination still affects LGBT people in England and Wales. Thus demand for LGBT services is still high and in some cases rising.
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