How trans training is helping a housing association
These findings echo those of The LGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness report published last year by Akt. This found a shocking and disproportionate amount of abuse against young trans people before they became homeless, with 64% saying that they were stopped from expressing their LGBT identity by family members; and 17% being forced to do sexual acts by family members against their will before becoming homeless.
These nationwide figures are shocking. Stonewater has in the past year introduced specific training to make sure it does better by trans residents.
Guy Stenson, director of housing operations at the 34,000-home landlord, says: “We have been aware for some time that a significant number, and proportion, of people within our young people supported living service identify as trans/non-binary/questioning and LGB [lesbian, gay and bisexual].”