Norfolk LGBT+ Project
Our Mission Statement
Norfolk LGBT+ Project’s continued mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBT+ people of all ages and communities in Norfolk and Waveney. We want to bring supportive, empowering and non-judgemental services to people’s lives to enable them to improve their wellbeing. We also aim to assist others in providing support to LGBT+ communities through our informative services, educational tools and resources.
Our services are for the community, by the community, and we champion the importance of local service provision that is informed, effective and compassionate. We hope together we can make a difference, working towards an inclusive society for all those we support and represent.
We aim to provide services that are as diverse as the communities accessing them.
We believe successful support comes from those who have shared experiences, as shown by our peer-to-peer services. We actively encourage allies who are not themselves LGBT+ to equally come together and support their friends, families and loved ones and to bring their inclusive attitudes to our services. We provide consultancy, training and insight to all sectors of work, and are highly committed to working in partnership with other services. We understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach to support, and so we offer our ongoing services with no fixed time-limits restricting how long we work with clients on a 1:1 basis.
- To relieve the mental and emotional suffering of people in Norfolk & Waveney who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT+) or in doubt about their sexuality or gender identity, by the provision of advice, peer-support and information in our operational area of Norfolk and Waveney.
- The preservation and protection of public health, in particular amongst LGBT+ people, by raising awareness and providing information about matters that affect their physical, mental and sexual health in our operational area of Norfolk and Waveney.
We want to ensure all involved feel valued and respected and that we are an organisation that celebrates diversity. We make sure that all duties carried out on behalf of the project are done so with professionalism, sincerity and accountability should challenges arise. We are committed to providing friendly, approachable spaces that are led by our members and that always act in the best interests of those accessing our services. We value feedback on our services: this allows us to evaluate and continually work to improve our community impact.