The Sussex LGBTU Training & Development Research Partnership: Accessible report

Wook Hamilton, Nigel Sherriff, Shelby Wigmore

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Abstract

This was a piece of research done in Sussex to find out about...What it's like for young people who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure and what they wanted from services that they use - like schools, youth clubs etc. What training would be useful for professionals who work with young people (e.g. youth workers, teachers) to help make them more able to offer young LGBTU people what they want and need. Who did the research and why? The research was carried out by a researcher at the University of Brighton and was supported by local organisations in the area, including Young People in Focus and Allsorts. We did it because young people who are LGBTU often feel isolated and don't feel safe enough to use services openly. This is particularly the case in non-urban areas, outside towns like Brighton. There is also a lack of awareness about the experiences of young LGBTU people and stereotypes held about them. We wanted to understand how this can be changed, and in particular how we might develop training for professionals who work with young people.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherInternational Health Development Research Centre (IHDRC), University of Brighton
Place of PublicationBrighton, UK
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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    Hamilton, W., Sherriff, N., & Wigmore, S. (2009, Jan 1). The Sussex LGBTU Training & Development Research Partnership: Accessible report. International Health Development Research Centre (IHDRC), University of Brighton.