Supporting trans, non-binary and intersex adults in Sussex

The Clare Project began in 2000 when a group of trans women started meeting in the back room of a hairdressing salon to discuss issues affecting their local community. We are now a registered charity run by and for trans, non-binary, gender-variant and gender-questioning people in Brighton & Hove, West Sussex and East Sussex. We run psychosocial support groups, information sessions, workshops and excursions, as well as providing information and training for individuals and organisations on community needs, and connecting people to affirmative peer support, psychotherapy and healthcare. We also offer some support and advocacy for people who are intersex / have variations in their biological sex characteristics.

Latest News

Join Our Team – Towards Zero

The Clare Project is taking part in the ‘Towards Zero’ community programme which aims to reduce HIV transmission in West Sussex. The project aims to: Improve the uptake and accessibility of HIV testing and PrEP for the TNBI community. Improve awareness within the TNBI...

Care Navigators website page and referral form now live

This new webpage is where information and contact details for the Care Navigators can be found in one place. You can now learn more about what the Care Navigators do, when their events are and refer yourself for their support on the Clare Project website. Go to Care...

The Clare Project Summer Closure

The Clare Project services will be closed from 25th May to 2nd June. During this time, alternative support options include: Calling 999 if someone's life is in danger Calling NHS 111 for mental and physical health concerns Calling the Samaritans on 116 123 for someone...

Events in June 2024

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May 27, 2024(1 event)

All Day -

All TCP services will be closed from May 27th to Jun 2nd.

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May 28, 2024(1 event)

All Day -

All TCP services will be closed from May 27th to Jun 2nd.

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May 29, 2024(1 event)

All Day -

All TCP services will be closed from May 27th to Jun 2nd.

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May 30, 2024(1 event)

All Day -

All TCP services will be closed from May 27th to Jun 2nd.

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May 31, 2024(1 event)

All Day -

All TCP services will be closed from May 27th to Jun 2nd.

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June 1, 2024(1 event)

All Day -

All TCP services will be closed from May 27th to Jun 2nd.

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June 2, 2024(1 event)

All Day -

All TCP services will be closed from May 27th to Jun 2nd.

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June 3, 2024(3 events)

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Ledward Centre, 14a Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE

This drop-in run by the Care Navigators is an opportunity to meet staff from the Sussex Gender Service, ask questions and give feedback about Sussex Gender Service. It is open to anyone looking for information about the service and Care Navigators are available to speak to in group or privately.

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2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Ledward Centre, 14a Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE

The Clare Project Neurodivergent drop-in is a monthly space where people who are autistic/neurodivergent and also trans, nonbinary, intersex, gender-variant or gender-questioning can come along to connect with each other, chat and find out more about local support services. You do not need to inform us before coming along, but if you are feeling nervous, please do feel free to get in touch with us and we can arrange for you to meet with a facilitator beforehand who will introduce you to the space and answer your questions. The group is run by facilitators who are trans/nonbinary and autistic/neurodivergent.

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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Group Nourish offers a chance for culinary creativity, cooking skills-shares and tasty meals with other community members, with the added nourishment of an after-meal circle of connection led by Serge Nicholson and Victoria Oldman.

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June 4, 2024(2 events)

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Brighton

The Clare Project Tuesday drop-in is a weekly space where trans, non-binary, intersex, gender-variant and gender-questioning people can come along to connect with each other, chat and find out more about local support services. You do not need to inform us before coming along, but if you are feeling nervous, please do feel free to get in touch with us and we can arrange for you to meet with a facilitator beforehand who will introduce you to the space and answer your questions.

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7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

The Clare Project Meet & Eat is a monthly opportunity for trans, non-binary, intersex, gender-variant and gender-questioning people to go out to a chosen pub or restaurant and have a meal together. All of the places we visit have gluten-free and vegan options and are reasonably priced (approx. £10 for a main meal). They are all wheelchair accessible and in central Brighton close to transport links and have a gender-neutral toilet (sometimes this is the disabled toilet). You are welcome to bring a PA, friend or family member with you.

Meet & Eat happens directly after the Tuesday Drop-in.

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June 10, 2024(1 event)

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

The Online Socials run twice a month and are spaces where trans, non-binary, intersex, gender-variant and gender-questioning people can come along to connect with each other, chat and find out more about local support services. These events give people who cannot attend our in-person activities, because of geographical distance, financial issues, disability, or anxiety, the chance to meet and socialise with our community. They also run in the evening, giving people who work 9-5 the opportunity to join us more easily. You do not need to inform us before coming along, but if you are feeling nervous, please do feel free to get in touch with us and we can arrange for you to meet with a facilitator beforehand who answer your questions.

To get the Zoom links to our online events, please join our mailing list.

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June 11, 2024(1 event)

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Brighton

The Clare Project Tuesday drop-in is a weekly space where trans, non-binary, intersex, gender-variant and gender-questioning people can come along to connect with each other, chat and find out more about local support services. You do not need to inform us before coming along, but if you are feeling nervous, please do feel free to get in touch with us and we can arrange for you to meet with a facilitator beforehand who will introduce you to the space and answer your questions.

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June 12, 2024(1 event)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

Care Navigators with lived experience host this fortnightly online drop-in to ensure you have a safe and accessible space to ask questions, give feedback, and learn more about the Sussex Gender Service and what you can expect. You can chat and bring questions or feedback in a group, or ask to speak to a Care Navigator privately in a breakout room.

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June 13, 2024
June 14, 2024
June 15, 2024
June 16, 2024
June 17, 2024(2 events)

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Ledward Centre, 14a Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE

This drop-in run by the Care Navigators is an opportunity to meet staff from the Sussex Gender Service, ask questions and give feedback about Sussex Gender Service. It is open to anyone looking for information about the service and Care Navigators are available to speak to in group or privately.

More information

4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Group Nourish offers a chance for culinary creativity, cooking skills-shares and tasty meals with other community members, with the added nourishment of an after-meal circle of connection led by Serge Nicholson and Victoria Oldman.

More information

June 18, 2024(1 event)

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Brighton

The Clare Project Tuesday drop-in is a weekly space where trans, non-binary, intersex, gender-variant and gender-questioning people can come along to connect with each other, chat and find out more about local support services. You do not need to inform us before coming along, but if you are feeling nervous, please do feel free to get in touch with us and we can arrange for you to meet with a facilitator beforehand who will introduce you to the space and answer your questions.

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June 19, 2024(1 event)

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rotunda Cafe, The Rose Garden, Preston Park, Brighton BN1 6HN

If you're a trans, non-binary, intersex or gender-questioning person over the age of 50, you're invited to this informal monthly meet-up. We can treat you to a soft/hot drink and a snack of your choice. You'll be able to find us by spotting the '50+' card on the table.

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June 20, 2024
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June 22, 2024
June 23, 2024
June 24, 2024(1 event)

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

The Online Socials run twice a month and are spaces where trans, non-binary, intersex, gender-variant and gender-questioning people can come along to connect with each other, chat and find out more about local support services. These events give people who cannot attend our in-person activities, because of geographical distance, financial issues, disability, or anxiety, the chance to meet and socialise with our community. They also run in the evening, giving people who work 9-5 the opportunity to join us more easily. You do not need to inform us before coming along, but if you are feeling nervous, please do feel free to get in touch with us and we can arrange for you to meet with a facilitator beforehand who answer your questions.

To get the Zoom links to our online events, please join our mailing list.

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June 25, 2024(1 event)

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Brighton

The Clare Project Tuesday drop-in is a weekly space where trans, non-binary, intersex, gender-variant and gender-questioning people can come along to connect with each other, chat and find out more about local support services. You do not need to inform us before coming along, but if you are feeling nervous, please do feel free to get in touch with us and we can arrange for you to meet with a facilitator beforehand who will introduce you to the space and answer your questions.

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June 26, 2024(1 event)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

Care Navigators with lived experience host this fortnightly online drop-in to ensure you have a safe and accessible space to ask questions, give feedback, and learn more about the Sussex Gender Service and what you can expect. You can chat and bring questions or feedback in a group, or ask to speak to a Care Navigator privately in a breakout room.

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June 27, 2024
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June 29, 2024
June 30, 2024(1 event)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cafe Paradiso, 45 North St, Chichester PO19 1NF

A drop-in safe space for transgender, non-binary and intersex people in West Sussex to meet each other and chat with our facilitators. There will be complimentary drinks and snacks, as well as board games!

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