Regional Gender Identity Services

Are you interested in working with Health and Social Care to improve services for those with gender dysphoria?

Does your life experience include any aspect of gender dysphoria
or variant of gender identity?

We need your help!

The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) wish to set up a Gender Identity Liaison Panel. We are recruiting 15 people with lived experience of gender dysphoria from across Northern Ireland to join the panel and help review services for people with gender identity issues in order to support service developments. The role will inform, test, challenge and quality assure potential options for a new service model.
The Patient and Client Council will support and coach you in your role so that we can collectively make change together.

 

What skills or abilities are required? 
Experience of any aspect or variant of gender identity is necessary.
Applicants should have the ability to participate in a group setting to input into discussions on the proposed service pathway from a lived experience / service user or carer perspective. Applicants will have a vested interest in gender identity services and be willing to commit to participating in the scheduled meetings.  Having an understanding of the bigger picture of how the service fits into the broader Health and Social Care system in Northern Ireland may be beneficial but is not necessary.
Applicants will be aged 16 years and above, those under 18 years of age will require the involvement of family members within the process, a role which we will support.
What support will I receive? 
An induction programme will be provided on Health and Social Care systems and structures, as well as the priorities and plans for the future. This will help your understanding of the bigger picture of our Health and Social Care system in Northern Ireland. We will also introduce members to the principles and practicalities of involving service users and provide a background to the role you have applied for.
The PCC will also provide coaching and support to panel members before, during and after sessions, as required to undertake this role.
How to apply:
If you are interested in joining the panel, please complete the form below. All applications will be treated in the utmost confidence. Closing date for applications is 13th November 2020.
Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Laura Bonnes (Involvement Coordinator) by emailing laura.bonnes@pcc-ni.net or by calling 07881 636320.

 

 

Applications have now closed.