Healthy Respect has been awarded the LGBT Charter Mark from LGBT Youth Scotland, in recognition of its high standard of support for young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. Adele and Katie from the PYCP youth work team work with Healthy Respect and Ronnie Willets, School Nurse, to provide a drop in service for young people at Craigroyston Health Centre. Adele and Ronnie accepted the award on behalf of Healthy Respect at their Network Event on 7th October. 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 more inclusive service for LGBT people.
Commenting on the award, Ronnie said, “It is a privilege to receive this award on behalf of all the Healthy respect networks. Thank you to my colleagues Adele and Katie, who help and deliver this important service. Thank you to Healthy Respect for their support and guidance over the years. We all understand all drop-ins deliver an important part of the community regarding raising awareness for LGBT young people”