Young transgender people must feel comfortable accessing support

We’ve spoken to Homeless Link about our work in this area

Unfortunately, young people who are transgender are more likely to become homeless than many of their peers.

We know that they face significant inequalities in areas such as health, housing and social inclusion. They are also disproportionately affected hate crime and homelessness, and have difficulties accessing support services.

We want Porchlight services to be accessible to young trans people and other members of the LGBT+ community, and to address issues they may have.

Graysen Whittaker, our LGBT+ services development manager, has been talking to Homeless Link about our work in this area.

This includes The BeYou Project our service for young trans people and others from the LGBT+ community.

The needs of trans young people are often very different to LGB young people. I’m trans myself so when a young person is, for example, dealing with the gender identity clinic I can draw on my experiences to help them

We’re dedicated to ensuring Porchlight and the organisations it works with continues to develop support that meets the needs of all members of the diverse LGBT+ community.

Read Graysen’s full interview with Homeless Link