WHAT IS THE ADULT TRANS PROJECT?
Following on from the success and positive impact that The Young Transgender Centre of Excellence Project has had, we are ecstatic to have received funding from ‘The Big Lottery; reaching communities’ to provide a service specifically for trans and gender-questioning adults.
The Adult Trans Project has been developed to support 18+ individuals who identify as transgender or who are questioning their gender identity. It also aims to provide their families with information, guidance and help.
The project started on the 1st of November 2017 and will run for 3 years.
We recognise the amount of information out there on what being trans actually means is often misconstrued or isn’t accurate at all. We want to dispel the myths by providing up to date, safe and factual information. Everybody deserves to be respected and not be judged for things that are out of their control.
If you’re having difficulties relaying how you’re feeling to work colleagues/managers, we can offer somebody to advocate on your behalf. This could be a simple phone call to explain what you’re currently going through or alternatively, we’re also happy to provide training sessions and workshops to advice on things such as the correct pronouns or terminology to use and how your employers can best support you moving forward.
WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
We offer different support services for the transgender community:
- Drop in sessions
- Counselling services
- Information and advice
- Social and Support group
FAMILY MEMBERS AND OR CARERS OF TRANS PEOPLE
So, a family member/friend has told you that they have or are experiencing gender dysphoria and may be trans. People react differently to the news depending on their own understanding and awareness. You may have questions and could be unsure where to start finding the answers or you’d like to meet other people who are in a similar situation.
We recognise the need for a space where families of trans individuals can openly discuss their own experiences and ask each other questions, which is why we offer these specific services above.
WEEKLY CALENDAR *
Drop in sessions:
Monday- Drop in sessions 2-4pm
Friday- Drop in sessions 11-1pm
GET IN TOUCH
If you’d like to have a chat or think that this project can help you/ somebody that you know, then please contact us. Khad, who is the project officer will be more than happy to help in any way that he can.
You can use the form below, call us on 0116 254 7412 or alternatively feel free to pop in to the centre to speak to Khad.