Allsorts Youth Project
Who we are
Allsorts listens to, supports and connects children and young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or exploring their sexual orientation and/ or gender identity (LGBT+).
We aim to improve the lives of LGBT+ children & young people via a three-pronged approach;
- Direct specialist youth services for LGBT+ children & young people (youth groups, one-to-one support, advocacy and more)
- Family Support Services for parents/carers and siblings of trans/gender-exploring children & young people
- Training the wider community and professionals so all spaces and organisations can be safer and more inclusive for LGBT+ people.
- We facilitate age-appropriate workshops and activities that are fun, interactive and often aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
- Provide safe spaces for young people to develop friendships with their peers.
- Through our , we support young people who are 16+ to understand their rights should they ever face discrimination or issues as a result of their LGBT+ identity.
- Support young people to feel more at ease with their gender identity, and sexual orientation and in exploring and understanding who they are.
- Provide specialist LGBT+ youth support and education in schools, colleges and other youth settings, with the aim to positively promote LGBT+ awareness and inclusion.
- Support young people to engage with mainstream services that range from careers advice to counselling and more.
- Provide young people with positive LGBT+ role models of varying ages, ethnicities, faiths, backgrounds, and abilities. This develops cross-generational understanding and a better sense of community history and diverse representation.
- Offering support to parents and carers.
- Celebrate diversity in all its forms including ethnicity, background, faith and ability.
If you'd like to learn more about the work that we do please visit our website.
If you're interested in fundraising for us, please visit our fundraising page where you can also download a fundraising pack.