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Community Outreach Blog

Welcome to our new Community Blog! Ash is our Community Outreach Volunteer and will be organising events and workshops for Stonewall Housing service users. If you are a Stonewall Housing service user, and would like to be on the mailing list for updates about workshops, have any questions, suggestions, or would just like to say hi you can email him at volunteer@stonewallhousing.org

Camley Street Natural Park

 

We have had two visits to Camley Street Natural Park (http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/reserves/camley-street-natural-park), which is run by the Wildlife Trust. During the visits clients explored the woodland, meadow and pond habitats, and identified plants and wildlife. During our last visit we also did some artwork and one drawing was randomly selected for a prize.

 

Accumul8 Photography Course

 

Ever wanted to study Photography? We have a unique opportunity for Stonewall Housing service users to learn from the tutors and students at Ravensbourne College during a 15 week course run by Accumul8. The sessions will take place once a week for two hours in various places across London and will end in an exhibition where you will be able to showcase and sell your work. Everything will be provided for you, and you don’t need to have any experience. Just bring your creativity and we will sort out the rest! If you are interested in attending this please get in touch with us to let us know!

 

Nerdy Pub Quiz Fundraiser

 

On the 18th October Stonewall Housing hosted a Nerdy Quiz to raise funds to send some of our clients on the Accumul8 photography course. The event was organised by Lola Phoenix, who describes themselves as “an agender aspie living London, hailing from the US South. When Lola's not busy working, Lola enjoys writing original fiction (writing projects found @AlastorPhoenix), writing fanfiction, watching the same films and TV shows again and again."

 

The Nerdy Quiz was a great success, raising over £300! It was sponsored by Addison Lee, and prizes were generously donated by a number of organisations including Attraction Tix, Prince Charles Cinema, Lush, Bar Wotever, Open Barbers, Penguin Books, Agent November, Qwertee, Starbucks, Raygun Comics, and Abel & Cole.

 

Pride Volunteers Group

 

I know it’s January, but we are already thinking about Pride 2017! We would like to hear from clients about how they would like Stonewall Housing to be represented during Pride, and we’ll be setting up a Volunteers Group soon. The group will meet once a month at one of the Stonewall Housing projects. If you would like to be involved we would love to hear from you! Just email volunteer@stonewallhousing.org

Posted on 16 January 2017 by

Category youth LGBT housing

Nerdy Pub Quiz

To celebrate Stonewall Housings 33 Birthday, we are having a fundraising pub quiz!

We're having a fundraiser “Nerdy Pub Quiz” to raise funds for some of the LGBTQ+ young people in our supported housing to attend next year’s Accumul8 photography project.  

So what is so Nerdy about this Nerdy Pub Quiz?? What we mean is that you need to really know about, love and be obsessed by all things futuristic and sci-fi on film and telly, and that is related to Star Trek, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Tolkein or Doctor Who.

The Stonewall Housing Nerdy Quiz Fundraiser is on 18th October, and is at Doggets Coat and Badge, the lovely pub just by Blackfriars Bridge. You can enter individually or in a team of 5 people and you can book your place here

Not a big sci-fi fan? Don't worry!  Come and join us for a great night out with lots of great prizes, such as:

For second place, there are the following prizes for the team:

There will also be a raffle which will include:

Posted on 11 October 2016 by

Category youth LGBT housing supported housing

Join Our Team

We are currently looking for an experienced project worker to provide support and resettlement to young LGBT+ people.

Ideally you will have experience within a supported housing setting, providing structured support for a vulnerable client group; and an interest in youth and community work. An understanding of the issues affecting young LGBT+ people is essential.  The post will run for 3 months with the possibility of a further 3 month extension and requires an immediate start. 

(TEMP) LGBT PROJECT WORKER– FULL TIME (35 hpw) (ref PW/09/16)

Salary £22,677-£25,184 (including ILW) (20 – 24)

 PLEASE NOTE THIS POST IS OPEN TO JOB SHARE APPLICANTS

Closing date: 12pm Monday  17th October 2016

Interviews: 24th October

If you would like an informal discussion about any of these posts please call 020 7359 6242 quoting the appropriate reference code.

Stonewall Housing provides 30 days annual leave, flexible working hours and operates a work-life balance policy for staff, and an employee assistance programme.Stonewall Housing is committed to Equal Opportunities in all areas of our work.

Download an application pack here:

application pack-copy-1.pdf

SHO Application Form Oct 16 v-copy-1.2.doc

Equal opportunities monitoring form v2-copy-1.doc



 

Posted on 20 June 2016 by Hamish McDonald

Category youth LGBT housing supported housing

Jigsaw caseworker for LGBT Young People (Under 25)

Galop and Stonewall Housing are currently recruiting to two exciting roles as part of the LGBT Jigsaw project, funded by London Councils.rnrnrn

About LGBT Jigsaw

LGBT Jigsaw is a partnership between Stonewall Housing, Galop and The Albert Kennedy Trust. We all have specialisms in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people. We also work with young people who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity. The organisations that are part of LGBT Jigsaw have made a commitment to work together to achieve better outcomes for young people.

About the London Youth Gateway

LGBT Jigsaw is proud to be part of the London Youth Gateway. Funded by London Councils, the London Youth Gateway is a partnership between New Horizon Youth Centre, Alone in London, Depaul UK and Stonewall Housing(the LGBT Jigsaw lead agency) each established providers of services to young homeless people. For more information please visit London Youth Gateway.


 

Part time LGBT Jigsaw Advice Worker Stonewall Housing (ref SHJ01)

£13,551.50 including Inner London Weighting per annum
17.5 hours per week 
Scale 27 (contract until 31st March 2017)

Stonewall Housing’s services include supported accommodation, housing advice services and specialist projects that focus on youth, older people, rough sleepers and domestic violence and abuse. We also provide training, carry out research and advise at a strategic level on the housing issues affecting our communities. At the heart of our work is the aim to help people find a safe and secure home.

All positions at Stonewall Housing are filled by people who are committed to challenging direct and indirect discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people from all sections of our communities.

Stonewall Housing’s Advice Worker will provide high quality, comprehensive housing advice and undertake casework which meets Advice Quality Standards, carrying a personal caseload of clients. The Advice Worker will work closely with other partners to ensure clients access all the services they need. The Advice Worker will prepare, deliver and evaluate group support sessions on a range of issues for young LGBT people.

 


 

Part Time LGBT Jigsaw Young Person’s Caseworker- Galop (Ref. Gal007): 

£10,841.20 including Inner London Weighting per annum
14 hours per week 
Scale 27 (contract until 31st March 2017)

Galop is London’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community safety charity. We give advice and support to LGBT people affected by homophobic and transphobic hate crime, sexual violence and domestic abuse and are a driving force in changing the way the police work with our communities.

As a partner in the LGBT Jigsaw Partnership, Galop is recruiting to the post of Young Person’s Caseworker. The Caseworker will provide emotional and practical support to, and advocacy on behalf of, young LGBT people affected by violence and abuse, or at risk of abuse. The Caseworker carries out initial assessments and refers on to both internal and other external partners, in addition to holding their own case load. The Caseworker will also carry out quarterly workshops with young LGBT people designed to raise awareness of safety, consent and rights.  The successful candidate will have experience of providing advice, advocacy and support in welfare, LGBT rights and/or domestic abuse.

The Advice worker will provide emotional and practical support to, and advocacy on behalf of, young LGBT people affected by violence and abuse, or at risk of abuse. The Caseworker carries out initial assessments and refers on to both internal and other external partners, in addition to holding their own case load. The Caseworker will also carry out quarterly workshops with young LGBT people designed to raise awareness of safety, consent and rights.


 

How to Apply:

Please apply with a CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 that demonstrates your skills and abilities for the posts as identified in the relevant Person Specification.
Please indicate in your covering letter if you wish to be considered for both positions.

For the Galop post, download the Job Description & Person Specification here.
Please mark the application –Ref. Gal007. You can submit your application by email to recruitment@galop.org.uk or post to: Galop, 2G Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London, N1 3QP

 

For the Stonewall Housing post please download the Job Descriptions and Person Specifications here. Please mark the application – Ref. SHJ01.   info@stonewallhousing.org or post to: Stonewall Housing, 2a Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London, N1 3QP

Closing date: 9 am Monday 16th May 2016
Interviews: Week commencing 23rd May 2016

If you would like an informal discussion about these post please call:
Galop: Peter Kelley on 0207 704 6767
Stonewall Housing: Michael Nastari on 020 7359 6242.

 


Posted on 30 April 2016 by

Category youth LGBT housing services advice

Save your Services

London Councils are currently looking into whether the grants programme should could continue past 2017 and if so what it's priorities are. We are calling on our communities to help save our service

Thanks to London Councils funding Stonewall Housing has worked in partnership with a range of other LGBT organisations working with thousands of LGBT people across London to help them live happier, healthier and safer lives.

Our current partners under London Councils include:

Stonewall Housing

Galop

Albert Kennedy Trust

PACE

Broken Rainbow 

LGBT Switchboard 

London Councils is a key, important funder of services for LGBT Londoners. Without funding from London Councils, these vital and life-saving services for LGBT Londoners will not continue.

London Councils are currently deciding whether to continue their grants programme past 2017, and if so where cuts could be made.

Please can you respond to the consultation and help us to fight for the continuation of your LGBT services

services. It will take about 30 minutes to register and complete.
Closing date is next Friday 02.10.15.


Ways to help:

1. complete this 3 min survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5KWR8C  Deadline is Friday 2nd October at 10.AM


2.If you have time complete the full survery see below, this option will take about 30 mins. 

Your support will help secure future funding for LGBT people who have been through a dreadful experience..

Thank you for your support in protecting London’s LGBT services. 

We have created template with the answer that can be cut and pasted into the online survey. Feel free to adapt this to something that suits you.

DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE

 

LINK Visit London Councils site to complete

 

Please join us in campaigning to save our services. 

Posted on 28 September 2015 by Bob Green

Category youth LGBT housing supported housing services research older LGBT housing LGBT domestic violence advice

Talking Politics

What does the word POLITICS mean to you? Does it scare you? Bore you? Excite you? Confuse you? If you are aged between 16 and 25 and identify as LGBT, please come along to our event, Wednesday 25 March, 6-8pm Where: 1K, Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London, N1 3QP Refreshments and travel costs provided (when booked in advance)rnrnWe can try to answer your questions, and guide you through the process of registering to vote, or you can do it here:http://bit.ly/1ECpB3d

Stonewall Housing have put together an event exclusively for LGBT youth, facilitated by someone we think may be able to answer your questions, bring insight and give you a clearer idea of how politics affects YOU, your home, your rights, your priorities.

Stonewall Housing has 6 projects across 4 Boroughs, housing 16 – 25 year old LGBT people with support needs. We aren’t surprised to hear that many people who have experience homelessness and long periods of temporary accommodation haven’t ever registered to vote.

The time has come to demystify the voting process, now more than ever young people need to vote for what is important to them.

Posted on 24 March 2015 by

Category youth LGBT housing

STONEWALL HOUSING, HOMELESSNESS AND ME

Stonewall Housing Suppoted Housing Officer Cat Haldane recently wrote a blog for Lesbians North London. You can read it all here -

http://tinyurl.com/jwgeqfz

Posted on 20 February 2014 by Hamish McDonald

Category youth LGBT housing supported housing

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