Angus Women's Aid awarded LGBT Charter Mark

LGBT Youth Scotland were delighted to present Angus Women’s Aid with their Bronze LGBT Charter Mark Award, recognising the hard work they have put into making sure their services are inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

In order to be eligible for the Charter Mark award, organisations and groups must demonstrate they have met a list of criteria outlined in the LGBT Charter of Rights to develop a more inclusive service for LGBT people.

The necessary measures outlined in the checklist include staff training on LGBT inclusion, the specific mention of LGBT people in organisational policies and actions to combat prejudice and discrimination.

Angus Women’s Aid are a small organisation who make a big impact in their community.
They offer a free, confidential service to any woman living in Angus - regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability or religion - who has experienced domestic abuse.

They also undertake outreach and prevention work with young people in schools.

They have taken a positive, proactive approach to their work on LGBT inclusion, and are the first organisation in Angus to achieve the LGBT Charter Mark Award.

Michael Richardson – Development Officer for LGBT Youth Scotland, who supported Angus Women’s Aid through their journey – said: "I've thoroughly enjoyed working with such an enthusiastic, energetic team, and I'm confident that Angus Women’s Aid will be able to offer an excellent service to LGBT people in the area. They had a particular asset in their Charter Mark Champion, Jasprit Jandoo, who made sure that LGBT inclusion was high on the agenda at team meetings and that staff from across the organisation were bought into the work they were doing."

For more information on Angus Women's Aid, click here.

For more information on the LGBT Charter Mark, click here.