Homelessness and LGBTQ+ People in Gwent project wins at Wales Online Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2022
17 August 2022
Lecturer in Urban Design at the Welsh School of Architecture Dr Neil Turnbull is part of the team that has won at the Wales Online Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2022.
The winning research project ‘The Homelessness and LGBTQ+ People in Gwent’ is the result of a partnership with the Housing Equality Charity Tai Pawb and Dr Edith England of Cardiff Metropolitan University and aims to increase understanding of the particular issues faced by LGBTQ+ people dealing with homelessness for Gwent local authorities. The project won the "LGBTQ+ Champion / Initiative or Campaign of the Year” category at the very first Wales Online Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2022 which was designed to shine a light on the outstanding dedication of people fighting for fairness throughout communities in Wales.
Dr Turnbull and Dr England, are expanding their research across the UK by also running a UK-wide project. Part of their current project is focused on a survey, the largest of its kind, to understand what causes LGBTQ+ housing problems/ homelessness and what will help to resolve these issues. The team are appealing for people who are LGBTQ+, aged 18 or over, and living in the UK to fill out the survey. The findings will help to suggest ways to improve housing and homelessness services for LGBTQ+ people.
Dr Neil Turnbull currently lectures on the MA in Urban Design which is jointly delivered by the Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Geography and Planning. The goal of this programme is to enable practitioners and scholars to transform the field of urban design through critical thinking and creative practice. To find out more about courses available at the Welsh School of Architecture please visit the website.