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Rainbow Rooms survey could help LGBT community
A SERVICE that offers support and advice to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community in Salisbury is asking people to fill out a questionnaire to help raise awareness and funds.
The Rainbow Rooms project is the only charity of its kind in Wiltshire and was set up to act as a voice for the LGBT community and to offer a ‘one-stop shop’ where people can find out about any related issues.
The group has been trying to raise funds for its dedicated helpline as well as to extend its service and reach out to more people, particularly youngsters.
There are also hopes of getting a dedicated meeting place in Salisbury so there is a permanent presence in the city where people know they can go both to socialise and get help and advice.
The charity’s founder Will Clark hopes to meet with Wiltshire Council in the next few weeks in order to explore options for the future of the service, and he is asking people to help by filling out the simple, anonymous survey.
“There are only seven questions,” said Mr Clark, “but having the information about how many people we can reach out to and how many could use our service would be so helpful.
“It is totally anonymous and your IP address won’t be recorded. It will help us prove the need for Rainbow Rooms to be signposted and funded so people know we are there.”