Amach! LGBT Galway Ltd invites you to have your say!

 

Amach! LGBT Galway is currently working to develop a Strategic Plan, which will guide our work over the coming 3-5 years to ensure a solid and safe support structure for the LGBT community in Galway City and County. To ensure our work reflects the current needs and diversity of the LGBT community we are undertaking a public consultation with members, friends and family of the LGBT community and other members of the public interested in progressing supports and services for our community.

 

What is Amach!?

 

AMACH! LGBT Galway Ltd, a registered company since March 2010, is a volunteer run organisation which represents and campaigns on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Galway City and County.

 

AMACH! LGBT Galway Ltd. aims to reflect equally the diversity within the LGBT community by encouraging positive participation from the community. We actively campaign to achieve a solid and safe support structure for the LGBT community in Galway.

 

What is the aim?

 

The overall aim for the consultation process is to give members, friends and family of the LGBT community an opportunity to:

 

  • Share experiences and highlight issues that are important to you
  • Identify needs for support that are currently not met
  • Share ideas and suggestions regarding how those needs can be addressed

 

Where and when will it take place?

 

Amach! will organise three public consultation meetings, which will be hosted and facilitated by an independent consultant:

 

  • Saturday 25 February 2012 from 11am – 1pm, in Clann Family Resource Centre, Station Road, Oughterard, Co. Galway
  • Saturday 3 March 2012 from 11am – 1pm, in Gort Family Resource Centre, Church Street, Gort, Co. Galway
  • Saturday 10 March 2012 from 11am – 1pm, in Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway City.

 

If you wish to attend, but do not have access to transport, please contact us at info@amachlgbt.com and we will do our best to help.

 

How can I have my voice heard if I do not wish to take part in a public meeting?

 

Complete the E-Survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9NPK87C  where you can identify the issues that are important to you, and share your ideas and suggestions. This survey is also open to people who take part in the public consultation meetings.

 

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact us at info@amachlgbt.com and we will arrange for a hard copy to be sent to you.

 

What will happen next?

 

After the deadline, the independent consultant will collate a consultation report. This report will inform the themes and actions for inclusion in the Amach! Strategic Plan, and will also be made available to the interagency working group Amach! is working with at the moment to progress supports and services for the LGBT community in Galway City and County.

 

Further information and deadlines

 

The deadline for submitting e-surveys and other written observations is Friday 16 March 2012. Written submissions can be sent to Amach! C/o LGBT Diversity, Seamus Quirke Road, Westside, Galway. For further information please visit www.amachlgbt.com, follow us on Facebook or e-mail info@amachlgbt.com.

 

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