12 June 2014

Council’s Trans community work wins national award

Brighton & Hove City Council has been recognised nationally for its pioneering equalities work for Trans people.

The council’s scrutiny team is the joint winner of the national Centre for Public Scrutiny’s annual award for ‘Achievement, Insight and Involvement’, an honour they shared with Harrow council.

The accolade is for the scrutiny team’s work investigating Trans issues in the city, undertaken with the council’s communities team and the city’s LGBT Health Improvement Partnership.

The council’s LGBT champion, Councillor Phelim MacCafferty, said: "I am really delighted, this is recognition where it’s due. The work with the Trans community is pioneering and I am very proud that Brighton & Hove is leading the way nationally to identify and act on issues that impact peoples lives."

This is the third time in four years that the council’s scrutiny team has won a national award.  ENDS