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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Trans Resilience in Isolation

Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity, have created a resource ‘Trans Resilience in Isolation’ with tips and advice on how to look after yourself during this period. Download the .pdf here

Corona Virus Update: LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Support

We are aware that services being closed or offering reduced services may be concerning to people in need of support during the current Corvid-19 restrictions however Galop‘s National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline is currently still operating their usual hours offering emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse.

You can also still get in touch for advice or support about hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse by completing their online form at galop.org.uk/report

Corona Virus Update

Due to the current situation around Covid-19 (Coronavirus) we are following government guidelines and have decided to cancel all youth groups, events and meetings until the end of April

We are currently working on ways to continue our support and services using online platforms and we will let you know once this has been set up

Please appreciate this may take some time to get this sorted. During this time, we can be contacted via email on info@sayit.org.uk

If you need urgent advice you can contact the below services

We appreciate this is a difficult time and everyone at SAYiT wants to let you know that we think you’re all amazing!

Childline

A free, private and confidential service for young people, where you can talk about anything.

Call (Open 24/7) 0800 1111

Webchat: (Open 24/7)

Samaritans

24 hour service, 7 days a week offering emotional support.

Call (Open 24/7) 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org

The Mix

Essential support for under 25s. Phone, Email, Web support and Counselling.

0808 808 4994

www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team/crisis-messenger

Call 0808 808 4994

Text (Open 24/7)– text THEMIX to 85258

There is additional support listed on our website https://sayit.org.uk/youngpeople/other-support/

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.

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