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About Us

History

In October 1999, Allsorts Youth Project was founded by Jess Wood and James Newton to meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans youth in Brighton and Hove. Since November 2000, the project has received funding from the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, Comic Relief, Brighton and Hove City council, Connexions, PCT, Volunteering England, Pride, Awards for All, Youth Opportunities Fund, Big Boost, Children in Need, v-involved, Big Lottery Fund and other funders.

We provide a variety of services for LGBTU young people and are staffed by three full time staff, three part time staff and a team of volunteers.

Mission

Allsorts Youth Project supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual and  trans young people to take a lead in raising awareness of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and challenge prejudice and discrimination in all areas of young people’s lives.

Purpose

  • Allsorts works to raise awareness, promote good practice and facilitate the creation of safer and more supportive environments for LGBT young people in the wider community by:
  • Supporting vulnerable, alienated or marginalized young people in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area who are LGBT or unsure of their sexuality and/or gender identity
  • Delivering peer led homophobia, biphobia and transphobia awareness and anti-bullying workshops in schools, colleges and youth organisations
  • Providing training for adults and agencies working with young people
  • Providing promotional and educational materials (booklets, toolkits, stickers, posters etc)

Key Partners and Networks

CVS (‘third sector’)

Memberships

Statutory

  • CCG HIV Prevention Strategy Group
  • CCG Suicide Prevention
  • NHS Claude Nicol; CAHMS
  • Early Intervention Psychosis Service
  • Health Promotion
  • Sex Exploitation group
  • PSHE Consortia members
  • Anti-LGBT bullying Working Party
  • RUOK Drugs and Alcohol Service
  • B&H LGBT Housing Group
  • V-Involved Regional network
  • SE Participation Workers Network (SWPWNE)
  • Staying Safe (Local Safeguarding Children’s Board sub-group)
  • Sussex police (LGBT Liaison Officer)
  • Partnership Community Safety Team
  • Same Sex DV Forum
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Sussex Unisex

Schools and colleges:

  • Blatchington Mill
  • Dorothy Stringer
  • Varndean
  • Hove Park
  • Longhill
  • BACA
  • PACA
  • Princes Trust
  • City College
  • Sussex Downs.