Support & Resources

Below is a list of UK-based organisations and sources of support with regard to gender and issues related to the FLaG research project (grouped alphabetically by subject). We recognise that this is not an exhaustive list. If you are a member of a support organisation that you feel would be a helpful addition to this list, please let us know via flag@kcl.ac.uk.

Equality policy groups:

Equality and Diversity Forum

A national network of organisations working across all areas of equality and human rights.

www.edf.org.uk

info@edf.org.uk

020 3033 1454

Equality Challenge Unit

Advancing staff and student equality and diversity in universities and colleges.

www.ecu.ac.uk

ecu@ecu.ac.uk

020 7438 1010

LGBTQI organisations:

Albert Kennedy Trust

Works with 16-25 year old LGBTQ+ young people who are homeless or live in a hostile environment.

www.akt.org.uk

London: 020 7831 6562

Manchester: 0161 228 3308

Newcastle: 0191 281 0099

Bent Bars

A letter-writing project for LGBT+ prisoners in Britain.

www.bentbarsproject.org

bent.bars.project@gmail.com

Gendered Intelligence

Works  with the Trans community and those who impact on trans lives.  Specialises in supporting young trans people.

www.genderedintelligence.co.uk

GIRES (Gender Identity Research & Education Society)

A UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages.

www.gires.org.uk

01372 801 554

Imaan

The UK’s leading LGBTQ Muslim charity.

www.imaanlondon.wordpress.com

imaanlgbtq@gmail.com

Mermaids

Family and individual support for gender diverse and transgender children and young people.

www.mermaidsuk.org.uk

Helpline (9am-9pm): 0344 334 0550

info@mermaidsuk.org.uk

Micro Rainbow International

LGBTI refugee support group UK.

www.micro-rainbow.org/united-kingdom-project/

info@microrainbow.org

Helpline: 020 3096 7869 (Wednesdays 14.30-18.30)

Outright Action International

International LGBT+ human rights organisation.

www.outrightinternational.org

hello@outrightinternational.org

Regard

The UK’s national LGBT disabled people’s organisation.

www.regard.org.uk

secretary@regard.org.uk

Stonewall

LGBT equality charity.

www.stonewall.org.uk

Information service: 08000 50 20 20

Stonewall Housing

Specialist LGBT housing advice and support provider in the UK.

www.stonewallhousing.org

info@stonewallhousing.org

020 7359 5767

TELI

The UK’s first Trans Equality Legal Initiative

www.teli.org.uk

info@teli.org.uk

Trans Unite

A UK directory of support groups for gender-variant people.

www.transunite.co.uk

UK Intersex Association

An education, advocacy, campaigning and support organisation which works on behalf of intersex people.

www.ukia.co.uk

UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group

Supports LGBTQI+ people through the asylum and immigration process.

www.uklgig.org.uk

Asylum support tel: 020 7922 7811

UK Trans Info

A national charity focused on improving the lives of trans and non-binary people in the UK.

www.tiac.lgbt

info@uktrans.info

Research projects in related areas:

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum

www.sogica.org/en/

Twitter: @sogica1

Trans Pregnancy

www.transpregnancy.leeds.ac.uk

Twitter: @transpregnancy

Trade unions:

Trade Unions Congress

Exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. Brings together 48 member unions.

www.tuc.org.uk

020 7636 4030

info@tuc.org.uk

Unison

The UK’s largest public services union.

www.unison.org.uk

0800 0857 857

Women’s rights, feminist organisations and service providers:

Centre for Women’s Justice

UK charity working for the prevention of violence against women and girls.

www.centreforwomensjustice.org.uk

0207 092 1807

Fawcett Society

UK charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights.

www.fawcettsociety.org.uk

0203 598 6154

info@fawcettsociety.org.uk

Helen Bamber Foundation

Supports refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced extreme human cruelty, such as torture and human trafficking.

www.helenbamber.org

reception@helenbamber.org

020 3058 2020

Housing for Women

A charity and housing provider for women.

www.hfw.org.uk

info@h4w.co.uk

020 7501 6120

My Body Back

Specialist reproductive and gynaecological healthcare for those who have experienced sexual violence.

www.mybodybackproject.com

Refuge

Provider of specialist services to survivors of violence and abuse.

www.refuge.org.uk

24-hour national domestic violence helpline (run in partnership with Women’s Aid): 0808 2000 247

helpline@refuge.org.uk

Safra Project

A resource project working on issues relating to lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender women who identify as Muslim religiously and/or culturally.

www.safraproject.org

info@safraproject.org

Savera UK

Works to safeguard women at risk of ‘honour’-based violence, FGM, forced marriages and domestic abuse within Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in the UK.

www.saverauk.co.uk

info@saverauk.co.uk

Helpline (Weekdays 9am-5pm): 0800 107 0726

Sisters Uncut

A feminist group taking direct action for domestic and sexual violence services.

www.sistersuncut.org

sistersuncut@gmail.com

Ultraviolet

A campaigning community of people mobilised to fight sexism and create a more inclusive world.

www.weareultraviolet.org

Women for Refugee Women

Support for women who cross borders to seek safety.

www.refugeewomen.co.uk

020 7250 1239

Women’s Aid

UK national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

www.womensaid.org.uk

24-hour national domestic violence helpline: 0808 2000 247

helpline@womensaid.org.uk

 Young Women’s Trust

Supports and represents women aged 16-30 struggling to live on low or no pay in England and Wales and who are at risk of being trapped in poverty.

www.youngwomenstrust.org

020 7837 2019

Other:

 Citizens Advice

Free, confidential and independent advice to help people overcome their problems.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

National phone service:

England 03444 111 444

Wales 03444 77 20 20

Discrimination Law Association

A non-profit network united around a commitment to strengthening anti-discrimination law, practice, advice and education in the UK.

www.discriminationlaw.org.uk

info@discriminationlaw.org.uk

0845 478 6375

Law Centres Network/Federation

A membership organisation of over 50 law centres in the UK. Provide free face-to-face and telephone legal advice on issues including welfare and discrimination.

www.lawcentres.org.uk