Empowerment and Support – for people of trans experience.
Acceptance and validation are extremely important in any individual’s life. This can be particularly relevant for people of trans experience who have made or are often making life-changing decisions within a society which barely understands or accepts trans people or the problems they face.
Spectra’s new programme ‘Empowerment and Support – for people of trans experience’ announced today, as a recipient of a National Community Fund Lottery Grant, will build upon Spectra’s experience of developing and delivering trans-led services over the past 7 years.
The grant will enable Spectra to develop the existing provision and offer four social & support groups a month, expanding our free trans-counselling, making it available five days a week, and introduce a new trans peer-mentoring service.
The programme will run mainly in London, with some services available online, and will be open to all people of trans experience over the age of 16.
Spectra CEO, Karen Skipper: “Spectra is delighted to be able to extend and expand our support services for trans and non-binary people which we have built up over several years. We thank the National Lottery Community Fund for its recognition that there is clear need for these services and for having the commitment and vision to fund this work”.
In the forthcoming months details about the social groups, counselling service and the new mentorship programme will be released.
Spectra delivers and monitors inclusive peer delivered services for under-served groups, realised through the lens of sexual health and well-being. We utilise solid evidence and listen to communities, to identify and design appropriate services which respond to emerging and ongoing but unmet need, particularly around sexual orientation and gender identity.
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