IMPORTANT: Umbrella Cymru is Recruiting

By Nick Lewis on January 17, 2017 | Articles, News

PLEASE SHARE OUR NEWS WITH YOUR NETWORKS

(…and anyone you think might be interested) 

We’ve got some very exciting news that we couldn’t wait to share with you! 

By now you already know we’ve recently expanded our support to cover all of Wales, but did you know…


1 – We’re recruiting NOW!


We’re looking for Volunteers right across Wales.  Check out the VACANCIES on our website. 

One of our projects has been FUNDED BY THE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR GWENT, and aims to recruit a network of VOLUNTEER VICTIM SERVICES CASE WORKERS IN GWENT

We would be extremely grateful for your help advertising this information.  You can also DOWNLOAD OUR POSTERS to print and display.  Please share with anyone who might be interested in joining our team.

We’d also love to hear from anyone who’d like to APPLY for any of our roles.


2 – We’re back online


We’ve been working hard behind the scenes and our new website is here!  Check out what’s NEW AND COMING SOON.


WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

Umbrella Cymru is a gender and sexual diversity specialist charity that offers a range of SUPPORT services to people across Wales.  This includes emotional, practical, advocacy and counselling support as well as information, signposting and other services. 

The number of requests for support we receive has risen 328%* (and still rising) in less than 2 years.

(*based on figures from Q3 – 16/17 compared with Q1 – 15/16))

We’re pleased that we’ve been able to support so many people, but sad that people still experience prejudice, hate and discrimination.  It tells us there is a definite need for Gender and Sexual Diversity specialist SERVICES in Wales. 

 

48 % of trans people under 26 said they had attempted suicide

30 % said they had done so in the past year | 59 % said they had at least considered doing so

(Taken from Unhealthy Attitudes (2015) and The RaRE Research Report (2015))

26% of lesbian, gay and bi people alter their behaviour to hide their sexual orientation to avoid being the victim of a hate crime

38 % of trans people have experienced physical intimidation and threats

(Taken from The Gay British Crime Survey (2013) and Trans Mental Health Study (2012))

For any further information, we’re only a click, call or message away.

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