WHAT IS THE ADULT TRANS PROJECT?

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Following on from the success and positive impact that The Young Transgender Centre of Excellence Project 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 individuals aged 18+ who identify anywhere under the trans umbrella or who are questioning their gender identity. It also aims to offer support, guidance and information to the families of trans adults, as well as organisations working with these individuals, and raise awareness of trans lives and experiences within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The project started on the 1st of November 2017 and will run until 2021.

 

how can the project help you?

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We recognise that every person’s situation is different and therefore the help that you may need/want will vary depending on your circumstances and your intention behind getting in touch. This is why we offer a range of services which can largely be tailored to the individual.

You identify under the trans umbrella or are questioning your gender

We offer a wide variety of services for adult trans+ individuals. Our weekly group, Living Out Loud, aims to offer a supportive environment where trans people can explore and express their gender identities safely, gain information and advice on a range of topics, voice their experiences and opinions on issues that affect them, whilst also socialising with peers and taking part in enjoyable and informative activities.

Living Out Loud is Leicester LGBT Centre’s social and support group for people aged 18+ who identify anywhere under the trans umbrella or are questioning their gender identity. This drop-in group is free to attend and is a safe space to socialise with other trans adults, take part in fun and interesting activities, and gain support and information.

Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of the month from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

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Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM.

Upcoming Living Out Loud Dates on the following Wednesdays

June

5th 6:30pm - 8:30pm

12th 3:30pm - 5:30pm

19th 6:30pm - 8:30pm

26th 3:30pm 5:30pm

July

3rd 6:30pm - 8:30pm

10th 3:30pm - 5:30pm

17th 6:30pm - 8:30pm

24th 3:30pm - 5:30pm

31st 6:30pm - 8:30pm

August

7th 6:30pm - 8:30pm

14th 3:30pm - 5:30pm

21st 6:30pm - 8:30pm

28th 3:30pm - 5:30pm

For trans people who need individual support to explore their emotions, we have an adult trans specific counselling service.

We also offer booked appointments with our Community Project Officer, where trans adults can seek one-to-one support in a range of ways. Many people may be nervous about attending a group or counselling appointment straight away, so an initial one-to-one can be a good introduction to the Centre and bridge to other services; some people may be seeking information and resources on topics such as name changes and Gender Recognition Certificates, binders and other transition aids, medical procedures and Gender Identity Clinics etc, and want someone to talk these things through with; some may simply need a space to talk about their emotions and experiences with someone but not want or need the formal support or ongoing commitment of a counsellor; whilst others may have specific issues or goals that they require some guidance or advocacy with, such as discrimination at work, referrals from a GP, or difficulties with other organisations.

To book an appointment or find out more about the support we can offer you, please get in touch. 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 us.

You’re the family member/partner of somebody who is transgender/questioning

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Everybody reacts differently to news that somebody they love is trans or questioning, so we understand that family members, partners and friends may need different kinds of support. Each individual has varying levels of understanding and confidence when it comes to trans awareness, so people may be unsure of what things mean, have questions about transition, and be seeking more information to better support their loved ones. For some, it can be an emotionally difficult time and people may need a safe environment to voice concerns and cope with their own feelings without negatively impacting their trans family members. Some people may be completely accepting of their trans loved ones, and would simply like to make connections and socialise with other people in similar situations.

Our Community Project Officer is available for booked appointments to discuss these topics and offer one-to-one support, but we also recognise the need for an environment where family members, partners and friends of trans individuals can openly discuss their own experiences and gain peer support, which is why we set up our group Strong Ties. This group is currently undergoing a relaunch, so for more information, please register your interest by filling in the contact form at the bottom of the page.

You’re an organisation supporting somebody who is trans/questioning

We understand that joint working can be incredibly beneficial to effectively support people in a holistic, person-centred way. As an employer, educator, health professional or someone else working with trans individuals, you may have questions or need information and guidance on best practice for supporting trans individuals. You may simply wish to form a link with our organisation and open channels of communication to promote confidence among your trans service users. We offer a range of consultancy and training packages, so whatever your needs, don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss how we can support you. 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 us.

Get in touch

If you think that this project can help you/ somebody that you know, then please contact us.

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 us.

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WEEKLY CALENDAR

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Living Out Loud: Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of the month from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

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Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM.

Strong Ties: To Be Confirmed

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

NHS website definition for gender dysphoria

Gender reassignment discrimination - Equality and Human Rights Commission

Support Groups and Resources - Gender Identity Clinic