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“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 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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“… 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.”

Award winning charity

Finalist for ‘Equalities Impact’ award – Catalyst 2023 Awards

Finalist for ‘Outstanding contribution to the community by a VCSE organisation’ & ‘Innovation of the year in the VCSE sector’ – Catalyst Achievement Awards 2022

Highly Commended, Finalist for “Small Charity of the Year” – North East Charity Awards 2022

Finalist for Community Awards – BME Tees Valley Achievement Awards 2021

Finalist for “Outstanding Achievement” award – Catalyst Achievement Awards 2019

Finalist for the “Outstanding Contribution to LGBTQ Life Award “– LGBTQ North East Awards 2019

Winner of the “Award for Groups Making a Difference, sponsored by Muckle.” – Equality North East Awards 2018

Highly Commended, Finalist for “Small Charity of the Year” – North East Charity Awards 2018

Finalist for the “Small and Medium Enterprises” award. – Equality North East Awards 2017