The Project increases awareness of challenges LGBTQ young people may face, such as bullying and discrimination in schools, organisations, groups and communities across the authority. Positive Identities would like to explore the duty of care professionals have towards LGBTQ young people to increase levels of understanding, and make services accessible in a sustainable way by:
Working with young people in the community and in primary schools.
Supporting services and organisations to understand the importance of ensuring accessibility.
Training community members and multi-agency professionals.
Improve the quality of service.
Barnardo’s Positive Identities aims to create a CALDERDALE LGBTQ PARTNERSHIP GROUP, making Calderdale the best borough in the North for LGBTQ young people, their families and communities.
This is to:
Look at the work Barnardo’s and partners have done
in Calderdale to support LGBTQ communities
Look at the LGBTQ Action Plan released by the
Government Equalities Office in July 2018
Invite Clinical Commissioning Group EDI Lead, Kate
Bell, to discuss the EDI equality objectives
Discuss our vision to make Calderdale the best borough in the North for LGBTQ young people, their families and communities.
You should attend to:
Take part in creating and shaping together the
Calderdale LGBTQ Partnership Group
Network with other organisations and share learning
Improve accessibility of services for young people
who identify as LGBTQ by accessing free training
Plan co-delivery of diversity days in your local area
Share the commitment to making Calderdale the
best borough in the North for LGBTQ young people,
their families and communities.
As part of the experience the young people will guide you through a journey, showcasing our work, celebrating our partnerships, and providing further information about the service.
The experience will include:
Visual and audio art by young people
Performances by young people
Carousel resource sharing
A marketplace for partnership organisations
Discussion panel with our young people
Discussions, in small groups, with key figures in local LGBTQ work
Join Barnardo’s to celebrate the achievements of young people, volunteers and services in Calderdale at The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre on Wednesday 8 February, 12:00-4pm. Tickets are FREE but please register with Eventbrite.
Lunch will be provided – please advise of any dietary requirements.
Identity is an LGBTQ group situated in the Halifax/Calderdale area, formerly known as GALYIC. The group offers confidential support and advice to all young people aged 12 – 18 yrs regarding sexual and gender identity, home and school concerns, and all other worries they may have. They are based in a secure location in Halifax town centre that offers a safe environment for young people to meet.
The group itself is run by experienced members of staff and volunteers that are selected with help of the young people, and that are all qualified to deal with and provide advice on any sexual and gender identity issues. Kate and Kellie are our youth and support workers who run each session along with volunteers.