Call It Out

A year-long project aiming to improve access to domestic abuse services for LGBT+ people across South Yorkshire.

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LGBT+ Inclusion Kite Mark Scheme Launch

On Friday 14th February SAYiT officially launched the LGBT+ Inclusion Kite Mark Scheme as part of the CALL IT OUT project.

We were joined at Rotherham’s New York Stadium by organisations from across South Yorkshire working in the Domestic and Sexual Abuse and Housing and Homelessness sectors.

Following presentations from Elly and Heather, our Domestic Abuse development workers, talking about the Call It Out Project and the Kite Mark Scheme, organisations came together for a series of practical workshops and discussions to look at ways to make their services more accessible and inclusive for LGBT+ people.

The enthusiasm and commitment from all organisations was brilliant and we look forward to issuing the first set of awards under the scheme soon.


The SAYiT LGBT+ Inclusion Kite Mark is a quality assurance accreditation award for service providers which has been developed to create a positive and welcoming environment for LGBT+ service users, staff and volunteers.

It aims to address some of the barriers LGBT+ people have to accessing services and to strengthen and develop services relationships with their LGBT+ service users and wider communities.

“89% of LGBTQ people said they would feel more confident accessing a service which displayed an LGBT kite mark”

Being awarded our SAYiT LGBT+ Inclusion Kite Mark enables you to send a positive message, with confidence, that your service is a champion of LGBT+ inclusion where LGBT+ service users, volunteers and staff will be safe, supported and included.

Following successful completion of training and assessment, the service will be provided with:-

·         Certificate of achievement

·         Window stickers to display in your premises

·         Digital graphics pack with logos and images which can be displayed on your website, email signatures, letterheads and promotional literature

·         Inclusion in SAYiT’s online listing of accredited organisations

·         Draft press release which you can customise and share with local media to celebrate and promote your achievement

For further information and to apply, download an application pack here.


Call It Out: South Yorkshire LGBT+ Awareness Training for Housing and Homelessness Service Providers

We’ve just released dates for our next round of Call It Out training: South Yorkshire LGBT+ Awareness Training for Housing and Homelessness Service Providers

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/sayit-14927037925

Friday 16th August 1:30-4:30pm @ Rotherham Town Hall
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/call-it-out-south-yorkshire-lgbt-awareness-training-for-housing-and-homelessness-service-providers-tickets-67021861191
 
Wednesday 21st August 1:30-4:30pm @ Scotia Works, Sheffield
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/call-it-out-south-yorkshire-lgbt-awareness-training-for-housing-and-homelessness-service-providers-tickets-67192000081
 
Friday 30th August 1:30-4:30pm @ Civic Office, Doncaster
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/call-it-out-south-yorkshire-lgbt-awareness-training-for-housing-and-homelessness-service-providers-tickets-67026027653
 
Wednesday 4th September 1:30-4:30pm @ Barnsley Town Hall
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/call-it-out-south-yorkshire-lgbt-awareness-training-for-housing-and-homelessness-service-providers-tickets-67033355571
 
Friday 6th September 1:30-4:30pm @ Scotia Works, Sheffield
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/call-it-out-south-yorkshire-lgbt-awareness-training-for-housing-and-homelessness-service-providers-tickets-67035154953

Call It Out: South Yorkshire LGBT+ Awareness Training for Domestic Abuse and Women’s Service Providers

We had a great session today running the first of our LGBT+ Awareness Training sessions as part of our #CallItOut LGBT+ Domestic Abuse project.

It was wonderful to see the commitment to LGBT+ inclusion from across South Yorkshire with 13 different organisations represented at this first session.


Find out more about the #CallItOut project and sign up to our mailing list to find out about future training and events at: https://sayit.org.uk/callitout/

Call It Out: South Yorkshire LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Advisory Group

The second meeting of our South Yorkshire LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Advisory Group takes place on Wednesday 26th June at United Reform Church, Doncaster.

Come along, have your say and help make services in South Yorkshire more accessible for LGBT+ people.

Call 0114 241 2728 for further info or just turn up.

Call It Out: South Yorkshire LGBT+ Awareness Training

Call It Out are hosting a services of LGBT+ Awareness Training sessions for Domestic Abuse and Women’s Service Providers.

Book your place via EventBrite below or for more info call: 0114 241 2728

Wed 19th June 9:30—12:00pm @ Scotia Works, Sheffield [LIMITED PLACES REMAINING]
 
Thu 27th June 9:30-12:00pm @ Civic Office, Doncaster
 [FULLY BOOKED]
 
Wed 3rd July 1:00—3:30pm @ Knowle House, Sheffield
 
Friday 5th July 1:30-4:00pm @ Rotherham Town Hall, Garden Room
 [LIMITED PLACES REMAINING]
 
Fri 12th Jul 1:30-4:00pm@ Barnsley Town Hall, Room 11 

South Yorkshire LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Advisory Group

The first meeting of our South Yorkshire LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Advisory Group takes place tomorrow at Scotia Works.

Come along, have your say and help make services in South Yorkshire more accessible for LGBT+ people.

Call 0114 241 2728 for further info or just turn up.

Call It Out: A conversation about Domestic Abuse at the LGBT+ Pop Up Café

Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Are you LGBT+? Where would you turn if you experienced violence, controlling behaviour and/or sexual abuse in your relationship?

Join SAYiT and LGBT Sheffield for tea, cake and a conversation about Domestic Abuse services at:

LGBT Sheffield Pop Up Café @ Union Street
Saturday 15th June 11am-3pm

See below for details. Just turn up or for more info contact info@sayit.org.uk or call 0114 241 2728

Call It Out: South Yorkshire LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Conference

SAYiT will be hosting an LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Conference on Wednesday 17th July to launch our new LGBT+ Domestic Abuse project and discuss the barriers preventing LGBT+ people from accessing support and services and how to make services more accessible.

See below for details and email Oliver at info@sayit.org.uk by Friday 28th June with your name, telephone number, email address, organisation and role to book a place.

SAYiT is Recruiting!

We are now recruiting 2 positions:

Following funding from Central Government, and support from Sheffield City Council, an exciting opportunity has arisen for two committed workers to support LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse in accessing refuges/safe accommodation and ensuring that any support offered is appropriate and sensitive to their needs across South Yorkshire. The development workers will be expected to increase the number of LGBT+ people who are aware of Domestic Abuse as well as ensuring service providers are more aware of the specific issues affecting LGBT+ communities.

We are seeking two passionate and enthusiastic development workers who are committed to partnership working with other agencies and engaging collaboratively with LGBT+ people. You will be passionate about developing creative initiatives in order to reach LGBT+ people who may be further disadvantaged by economic inequalities, disabilities or identifying as people of colour. We want to attract workers who will take creative and transformative approaches to working with LGBT+ people as well as being able to work with services in improving their offer to LGBT+ communities impacted upon by Domestic Abuse. Ultimately, the post holders will aim to increase the numbers of LGBT+ people accessing domestic abuse services as well as feeling empowered to be more open about their sexuality and/or identity when accessing those services.

Type of contract – Fixed Term contract to 30 June 2020

Hours – 37.5 hours per week (two posts)

Salary – £24,730 Per Annum Pro Rata (JNC 14)

Benefits – 7% Employer pension contribution

Closing date for applications – Midnight on Sunday March 3, 2019

Proposed interview dates – 11/12th March, 2019

How to apply download application pack here (zip file) or email info@sayit.org.uk

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