Equity Centre, 1 Longlands Street, Bradford, BD1 2TP admin@equitypartnership.org.uk 01274 727759

Our Services

Equity Partnership provides a wide range of services to both LGBTQ+ individuals and the wider community. Find out about the services we offer, from training, consultancy and research, to individual support. We also hire out our community space to like-minded organisations.

Individual Support

Equity Partnership provides a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

Our peer-led support groups include those for young LGBTQ+ people, and older LGBTQ+ people. We also frequently run themed events such as intergenerational events, quizzes and Saturday Cafes. You can find out what’s on at the Equity Centre by visiting our events calendar, or you can contact us.

We also offer a sign-posting service. You can find information on our website about various external organisations offering support and advice, or you can contact the office and we can help put you in touch with the people you need.

Equity Partnership is also a hate crime reporting centre. You can find out how to report a hate crime, and if you need help reporting we can support you through the process.

Training

You may require training that is specific to the needs of your organisation. Do call us to discuss your requirements; you will find us to be competent and interesting training providers.

Our prices are very competitive, and the feedback on our training is entirely positive.

J & R were friendly, approachable and kept course interesting – thank you

Excellent really useful to apply to my workplace and support my service users.

The exercises were great, very thought provoking.

Consultancy

Equity Partnership is able to offer consultancy to statutory, voluntary and private sector organisations including schools and higher education establishments.

We can offer support in meeting the requirements of the Gender Recognition Act (2004) and the Equality Act (2010), regarding the rights of LGBTQ+ people. This may include:

  • Policy reviews
  • Inclusion Action Plans
  • Supporting staff/student networks
  • Operational management issues
  • Training

For further information contact us and someone will be happy to help.

Research

Research into the lives and experience of LGBTQ+ people is a fundamental part of Equity Partnership’s work. Without first-hand knowledge of issues impacting on LGBTQ+ colleagues and members we could not carry out development or policy work with credibility.

If you would like to contact us about conducting research on your behalf, please call the office on 01274 727759 or email admin@equitypartnership.org.uk.

Latest and In Progress Research

  • Trans Hate Crime Report – Lived Experience of Trans People
    This report, launched in April 2016, explores the real volume of transphobic hate crimes in West Yorkshire and the reasons why people do not report them. The full report can be read here: Lived Experiences of Trans People.

You can also view a list of our past research projects.

Centre Hire

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the centre is still available to hire. We have guidelines in place to ensure the safety of users and staff. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries about this.

The Equity Centre offers a relaxed meeting space, a fully-equipped training resource and a venue for events, right in the centre of Bradford. It’s an ideal meeting place for groups and is fully equipped for training events.

The Equity Centre is a self-contained space and is made up of a meeting room and lounge area with small kitchen attached. The kitchen includes a microwave, kettle, crockery and cutlery, a fridge and filter coffee making facilities.

When hiring the Equity Centre, you will usually also have use of the lounge area which enables you to meet, have break out groups and two separate spaces for a variety of uses.

The Centre has level access and is equipped with a hearing loop. The building has an accessible toilet. Please contact us if you need any further information.

Dogs are not allowed in the Centre except for assistance dogs. To request a quote, please fill in the form below.