This research is a project commissioned by Brighton & Hove City Council, who want to develop data to understand the needs of trans people in the city. This emerged from the 2013 Brighton & Hove City Council Trans Equality Scrutiny Panel which recommended that a needs assessment to be undertaken to identify the needs of local Trans people who live, work, socialise and use services in Brighton & Hove.
The research was undertaken as a consortium between Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard and the University of Brighton between October and December 2014. It was designed in close consultation with a trans needs steering group consisting of policy makers, service providers and trans people. The research was undertaken using an online questionnaire with over 100 qualitative and quantitative questions, and focus groups with trans people.
The key aim of this research is to identify the unmet needs and the assets of the Trans community in Brighton & Hove, (Trans people who live, work, socialise, study and use services in Brighton and Hove)
It is expected, given the partnerships with LGBT Switchboard Brighton and Brighton & Hove City Council and as a key part of the trans needs assessment, that this research will have significant impact in terms of policy development and practice.
Dr Kath Browne
Dr Maria Antoniou (Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard)
E J Scott (Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard)
Vic Valentine (Researcher)
Brighton & Hove City Council
Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard, Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard was established in 1975 and is here to listen to, inform and support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Brighton & Hove and beyond. www.brighton.ac.uk/_pdf/research/sec/brighton-hove-trans-community-research-project-2015.pdf