Below are a number of recent testimonials from our Service Users and Partners.

Service User Feedback:

“The friends I made in such a short space of time I have come to know as my second family and they support me each day, I am very grateful to Hart Gables for making me feel part of a true community.”

“This service has helped me to embrace my gender identity and sexuality over the past year and a half. I wouldn’t be the confident and strong person I am today without them.”

“Finding hart Gables has helped me build my confidence and discover myself and know that I am not alone and I am chosen to be what I am. I am part of the community and I can always look back and see people like me and with the support of cloud 9 and others like them the future will be free and friendly.”

“Finding cloud 9 has helped me to discover my true self. It has showed me I’m not alone and there are other people like me. It has given me a sense of belonging and community. And the one to one support I’ve had has been a lifeline to me.”

“Hart Gables was a lifeline when I first ‘came out’. They helped rebuild my confidence and self belief when I was in the darkest of places. Through their group I gained the strength to move on to a more convenient group nearer to my home but I always look back with fondness on my time with everyone there.”

Anonymous Service Provider

“I have just spoken with one of my young people who I referred into your services. She has been over the moon with your youth group and my last session with her was very positive and she couldn’t praise your services enough and she is looking forward to attending more youth sessions. She is also thinking about signposting her own friends who are going through the same issues as her to this service so that they too can receive some support.”

Trainee Police Officer – Barriers to reporting Hate Crime training feedback

“(I learned a) wide range of categories and where support can be sourced. If I attend an incident I will understand better, LGBT in relation to hate crimes and what support can be given.” ★★★ 3/3 Excellent

Ken – North Star – LGBT Awareness Course provided by LGBT Advance

“An informative course delivered by a passionate, involved, team. I felt immediately at ease with what could easily be a daunting subject for a person of my age and background. Time flew by and I certainly left the course feeling better informed and positive that I could put my learning into use.”

Anonymous Volunteers – Accessed the 2018 volunteering programme

“I enjoy volunteering with Hart gables, it’s giving me a real confidence boost.”

“It was a slow start because it was the end of the year but now there are more events and I am planning events it is amazing. I get a real sense of satisfaction from the work I put it because I know it could help at least one person in the end.”

Jenny Stubbs – Cleveland View Care Home Manager – LGBT Awareness for Care Homes provided by LGBT Advance

… it was fantastic Andy & Kay were brilliant, all 18 staff who attended thoroughly enjoyed it and now the others want another session booking!!! We are going to make LGBT our little project and already have a volunteer to be LGBT Champion.”

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