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Birmingham LGBT awarded funding to develop services for the Trans community

Birmingham LGBTBirmingham LGBT has been awarded £342,144 from the national lottery community fund reaching communities strand to deliver a new service called the Trans inclusion project.

The funding will enable us to develop a project will that supports people who are Trans and non-binary to access culturally competent services that meet their needs. The project will do this in two ways: through delivering specialist wellbeing support services and by working with mainstream service providers (for example health, social care, third sector) to improve their cultural competency. The project will set up a specialist Trans Wellbeing Support Service, which will include access to wellbeing support counselling and wellbeing activities and events.

The project will also include a Strategic Development Officer, whose role will be to implement a ‘test and learn’ approach to making mainstream services more Trans inclusive. It will do this by setting up a Tran’s advisory steering group to advise on the development and delivery of the project, and to develop and deliver free training and policy support to mainstream health and social care organisation’s.

Steph Keeble Director of Birmingham LGBT stated: “We are delighted that the national lottery community fund has supported us with funding for this project, we believe this project is really needed and will make a big difference to the lives of Trans people it will also enable us to support mainstream services to become more trans inclusive and deliver better outcomes to trans people who use their services.”

Birmingham LGBT will be recruiting for the new service soon.