Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GRASAC) is a charitable organisation which is working to raise awareness around rape, sexual assault and abuse. They also offer confidential, non-judgemental support to survivors to empower them to address the impact of sexual violence.

GRASC are working with Dr Louise Livesey and Criminology students from the University of Gloucestershire to find out from the LGBTQ+ community what their needs are around sexual violence, in particular:

  • Do they feel able to access current sexual violence services such as GRASAC? If not – why?
  • If members of the LGBTQ+ community feel unable to access existing sexual violence services such as GRASAC, what would a service look like for them?
  • What are the main barriers for any member of the LGBTQ+ community in accessing any services related to sexual violence such as the Police, Sexual Assault Referral Centres, GP’s etc?

To help explore these questions further the research team are looking for volunteers from Gloucestershire's LGBTQ+ community to complete a short, confidential and anonymous survey. Based on the responses the research team will then make recommendations about what Gloucestershire should and should not be doing to best meet the needs of this community if they ever needed to use such services.

If you would like to take part, the online survey can be found HERE.

Please Note: No-one will be asked whether they have been victim of rape or sexual assault, but the survey will contain links to support and advice in the event that a person completing it has been a victim.