My colleagues and I at the University of Kent are carrying out a project which aims to enhance trans* awareness in social work education and practice. In order to do so in a way that is the most relevant, we would like to hear from people of trans* history about their experiences of support or input from social workers and their recommendations. The voices of trans* service users will play an instrumental part in how trans* awareness training workshops for social work students and practitioners are designed.
We have contacted Oasis through the TranzWiki website, where we are listed as a group campaigning for, supporting or assisting trans* and gender non-conforming individuals. We would be grateful if you considered passing on the study information to any groups to whom the study may be of interest.
Who can take part in confidential interviews?
By trans* individuals we refer to all of the identities within the gender identity spectrum, other than cisgender man and cisgender woman
Only people aged 18 or over can take part. However, we are keen to speak to parents/carers/family members of trans* individuals under 18 who have experienced social work input together with them
We are specifically looking for participants with experience of social work input in England; this is because social work is configured and delivered differently in other countries both within and outside of the UK.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions. You can also find us on Twitter: @TheTransAwaren1
Dr Rasa Mikelyte | Research Associate | Centre for Health Services Studie(CHSS) | Room CGA217, Cornwallis George Allen Wing, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NF | ( (01227) 823666 | : R.Mikelyte@kent.ac.uk