The Proud Trust, formerly the LGBT Youth North West is a regional organisation that seeks to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people in the North West of England. We do this in three main ways:
1. Services for Young People – we run a variety of weekly youth work sessions for young people in central Manchester, Stockport and Wythenshawe. We also run a Peer Mentoring Service for young people to access support remotely.
2. The Regional Network – we coordinate a professionals network for youth workers running LGBT youth services across the whole of the North West.
This is done with regular meetings, a fortnightly newsletter and regional events for young people. We operate this network in partnership with the North West Regional Youth Work Unit.
With this network we have developed a ten year strategy for the region called the 2020 Vision for LGBT Young People:
3. Training and Consultancy – we offer a wide range of LGBT Awareness training opportunities from workshops for young people through to bespoke training for professionals working in the youth sector.
General and Services/Activities for Young People
Sally Carr MBE firstname.lastname@example.org 07900 680725
Regional Network and Funding
Amelia Lee email@example.com 07813 981338
Training for Professionals and Workshops for Young People
Rachel Williams firstname.lastname@example.org 07531 061777
Trans Youth – Advice and Support
Sam Cresswell email@example.com 07847 488054
Peer Mentoring and Peer Support
Matty Donaldson firstname.lastname@example.org 07535 539520