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Sexual orientation and Transgender Sexuality Training Toolbox

Launched by Navajo-UCLan

In early 2012, the research team at UCLan’s School of Education and Social Science (ESS) were commissioned by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT), to conduct an evaluation of the accredited ‘Understanding Sexuality, Training for Trainers’ course as run by LCFT to support the multi-agency Navajo Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health Project for Lancashire.

The study found that many organisations still have some way to go before sexual orientation and transgender equality is prevalent in Lancashire’s work places. See full story.

This research included a series of regional and national conferences, and has culminated in the development of the Navajo Toolbox, which is expected to be launched in late 2013/early 2014. The concise executive summary provides an overview of the impacts and positive outcomes of Navajo training courses over the 12 year period, on attendees and their organisations.

Once launched, the Navajo Toolbox will be a fee paying online resource, which will support professional development and training materials within the equality and diversity arena. It will also provide bespoke commissionable training to both public and private sector organisations.

Navajo is a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people's project in Lancashire and Sefton that aims to involve and serve the LGBT community in terms of their social wellbeing. Established in 1999 Navajo aims to tackle oppression, stigma, prejudice, social well-being, acceptance in society and a direct positive impact on the health of LGBT people in Central Lancashire.

For more information about the Navajo-UCLan Sexuality Training Toolbox please contact David Howard by email: or telephone 01772 892250.