Trans Engagement & Development Worker/Facilitator
I was delighted to join The Clare Project in November 2018 after graduating from the University of Sussex, and then spending a few years working in business/charity development. My role involves supporting our drop-ins and volunteers, developing the charity as a whole, listening to feedback from our members, and engaging people on the topic of health and well-being.
My favourite thing about working with The Clare Project – and our partner charity LGBT Switchboard [link if possible] – is the amount of wonderful, inspiring people we get to meet through our trans (TNBI) support services. I also love meeting people from the wider-LGBTQ community and our allies, so pop by and say hello, or drop me a line! 😄
Outside of work I enjoy cooking (and eating), keeping fit, watching too much Alan Partridge, and hanging out with my dog, Charlie. If you like pups, he also likes to meet people too…
Likes – All things nature. Especially dogs, birds and cows. Walking. Gardening. A fairly quiet life. Food, especially if it’s cooked for me. 80’s Punk/Goth music, especially Siouxsie Sioux. The Clare Project. And Peace ✌️
Dislikes – Having my photo taken (which is why you can see more of my dog in this one) People littering. Plastic in wildlife’s diets (see previous for cause) Fascists and Transphobia.
I fell in love with The Clare Project a couple of years ago and now help to facilitate the drop-in. It’s an amazing place to come and make new friends, or just chill out and refresh 🥤We also help to signpost if someone is struggling. It is invaluable and has helped so many over the years. I work with a lovely bunch of people and service users. It has also helped me slowly overcome my own anxieties 😊
I became a Facilitator for the Tuesday Drop-in around December 2015, after coming to The Clare Project myself for over a year. I love meeting new people and hearing their experiences, offering support and guidance where I can. Its also lovely hearing appreciation for what we do.
When not facilitating, I like to hang out at the Marlborough Pub & Theatre, going to our monthly Meet & Eat, and collecting records/vinyl. Although I recently became blind, I love going out and about, listening to films and television (especially the music), and making new friends.
My name is Luke, I’m 26 years old and I’m also trans.
I am in to everything outdoors, in love with Wales and Shel Silverstein.
I have a son, Theo, who I gave birth to in early 2017, 2 spaniels and 2 rabbits!
I’m involved in facilitating the new TNB Hastings group and committed to making a difference in our community no matter how small.
One of my favourite quotes – “No matter how long the night, the dawn will always break”
Dr Sam Hall
Chair of Trustees
Arriving in Brighton in 2010, Sam began his own transition when first stepping through the doors of The Clare Project’s Tuesday drop- in.He later became chair of the committee of what was at the time a small, voluntary grass roots community group. Over subsequent years, Sam has been instrumental, along with other service users, in driving forward an agenda of increased recognition and visibility for TNBI folk. He remains committed to building a charity which has at it’s heart the wellbeing and inclusion of service users. The Clare Project today is a rapidly growing organisation with a wider reach than ever before, andcampaigns actively for inclusion of TNBI people in mainstream society. Sam lives in Brighton with his three children and works as a GP. He is currently chair of the board of trustees.
Pronouns: she her, hers
Andie is currently a technical author and has worked in IT, engineering and social research organisations. She began involvement with The Clare Project in 2011 and blogged the experience of transition extensively. She has lived in Sussex for over 25 years and in Brighton and Hove since 2013. For a number of years she was a school governor and chair of governors in Worthing, where she brought up her family.
A keen amateur musician, Andie has played trumpet in many local wind bands. She is also a creative writer and has performed her poetry in a number of venues. A background in social activism only added to a willingness to speak out in pubic on issues close to her heart, and for inclusion and equality.
Dr Kate Nambiar
Kate has worked for the NHS since 1999, and is currently practicing as a sexual health and gender-identity doctor. Alongside running Clinic T with her great team of sexual health advisors in Brighton, she also works in gender services in London. Having worked in the medical sector for a number of years, Kate is passionate about trans inclusion and awareness in health services.
Beyond this, Kate enjoys attending Trans Pride Brighton, gaming, catching up with friends, and spending time on her allotment.
Martine has been a Trustee for The Clare Project for a few years, and often focuses on the finances and sustainability of the organisation. Outside of this role, Martine spends much of her time residing in France with her husband. She is also on the board for a couple of other charities, and is a passionate photographer.