Previous Projects

THE ADULT TRANS PROJECT

What was the Adult Trans Project?

Following on from the success and positive impact that The Young Transgender Centre of Excellence Project had, we received funding from ‘The Big Lottery; Reaching Communities’ to provide a service specifically for trans and gender-questioning adults.

The Adult Trans Project was developed to support individuals aged 18+ who identifed anywhere under the trans umbrella or who were questioning their gender identity. It offered 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.

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The project started on the 1st of November 2017 and with Covid extensions ran until the end of 2021.

Our work with the Adult Trans community continues in a number of ways; through volunteering opportunities and continued support and social activities at the Centre.

The Young Transgender Centre of Excellence

Award winning, regionally embedded service.

Continuing to support young transgender people across the East Midlands. 

The YTCS was a flagship project of the Centre between 2015-2019. Funded by BBC Children in Need, the Leicester LGBT Centre offered a variety of services to support young transgender people aged 0-18 and their families and carers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.  We gained National recognition for the work of the YTCE from the then Minister for Women and Equalities and Minister for Education, Nicky Morgan MP.

 

Set up to support transgender young people as well as their families and professionals who may also be working with them, advocacy, consultancy and training were integral to the service and we couldn’t be more proud of what the project achieved.


Our work continues

We also offer information on a number of specific topics, including: 

  • deed poll and name changes 

  • medical procedures and surgery 

  • coming out  

  • binders, packers and breast forms 

  • transphobia and hate crimes/incidents 

Information for families/carers of young transgender people 

We have seen first-hand that every parent/carer/family member of a young transgender person experiences different emotions and reacts differently to gender dysphoria. It is often a difficult time, not only for the young person but for their families too. It is for this reason that we also offer help and support to a young transgender person’s family and significant others. 

We offer information on: 

  • how best to support a transgender family member 

  • binders, packers and breast formers 

  • deed poll and name changes 

  • accessing medical procedures and surgery 

  • coming out 

  • transphobia and hate crimes/incidents 

Information for teachers and tutors 

The Centre also specialises in providing training and consultancy for teachers and tutors to increase understanding of the issues affecting young transgender people. Our training and consultancy gives professionals the opportunity to gain a range of valuable skills and knowledge to confidently support and work with students. Based on the most recent research and policy, this supports teachers and tutors to be up-to-date, meet legal requirements, improve quality and promote diversity and inclusion.