COVID19 update - 19 MARCH 2020
To anyone using GI's Youth Work, Work in Education, Professional or Volunteer Services.
In line with Government advice, our offices are now closed, but staff will be working from home and will be available. All youth groups and sessions are cancelled for the next month. Our face-to-face training sessions and consultancy work is being postponed, but you can find up to date information on our new E-leraning and Remote Delivery page. If you have booked with us, we will be in touch to re-schedule.
We are monitoring the changing situation and exploring ways to deliver our services remotely, in order to continue to support organisations and individuals. Our Volunteer service has already moved to remote delivery and will be holding an online induction in the near future. In the current situation our priority is to keep staff, service users and clients safe and healthy, and we would recommend that everyone keeps up to date with NHS advice.
If you have any queries please get in touch with the respective department via the email addresses listed below:
GI Camping 2020
Application to be a GI Camp Volunteer
We are looking for applicants who wish to volunteer on a 3-night camp in August 2020.
We will be running 2 camps in August 2020:
● Unders Camp: For young trans people aged 11-17
● Olders Camp: For young trans people aged 16-25
At GI we feel it is important to provide opportunities to those in our community who face discrimination in the workplace and wider society. We also believe in investing in those who have invested time and trust in us as an organisation. Diversity is important in our camp teams. Priority will be given to the following:
● Current GI youth work volunteers,
● Applicants who have attended GI as a young person,
● Applicants who are people of colour
Trans Inclusive Residentials - new guidance
Trans Inclusive Residentials: A Free Resource for Youth Workers, Schools and Organisations
Gendered Intelligence has released new guidance to support youth workers, community workers and staff in educational settings to run residentials that are inclusive of young trans people.
Based on 10 years’ experience of running residentials for young trans people, we want to share the key knowledge and advice developed by our youth workers over a decade.
The guidance covers a wide range of areas from changing facilities and sleeping arrangements, to outdoor activities, offsite visits, residentials abroad and how to support young people once the residential has come to an end.
This guidance is aimed at youth workers, community workers and staff in educational settings who are likely to be running residential trips.
However, it may also be a valuable resource for staff working on residential sites, parents/carers of young trans people and anyone else who is considering how to run or support a trans-inclusive residential.
You can download a PDF version of the guidance below.
Download the guidance