ONS Census 2021 data analysis to inform policy and government services provision Consultation

The Network has provided it’s submission to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) Census 2021 data analysis consultation.

This consultation has the scope and influence to be one of the most important consultation’s within the last 10 years, as Census 2021 data analysis will inform Government departments policy change and scrutiny of Government agencies through to public services and local authorities priorities, funding, and policy interpretation and implementation across all domains of life and equality, inclusion, and anti-discrimination where our LGBT+ and LGBTQ+ communities are concerned.

By taking part (our submission confirmed as received) the Network has provided a service of major importance to our communities, and especially our more overlooked, vulnerable, and poorly supported LGBT sub-population groups (such as BAME LGBTs, LGBT asylum applicants, LGBT homeless, LGBT community members in prisons and YOIs including inmates/residents and HMPPS staff who are LGBT) as well as community members working in the NHS and beyond. We have included too major reference to support on mental health issues and related services improvement.

The consultation participation relates too and builds further on the findings and recommendations on our Census 2021 questions analysis report: https://lgbtnetwork4change.com/network-census-2021-report-provided-to-the-national-statistician-appreciation-for-report-and-for-working-with-the-ons-on-census-data-utilisation/