Help Support and Advocacy Service, April 2016 - March 2017
Locality report: Plymouth
Demographics
Age ranges (where known, n=62)  
Under 12 8%
Young person 12-17 40%
Young adult 18-24 15%
Adult 25-54 32%
Older adult 55+ 5%
Trans+ and Questioning service-users
Service-users who approached us for help around gender / gender identity issues, including the transitioning pathway: 39
Percentage of all service-users: 42%
   
Percentage of these 39 who were encountering barriers to accessing public or other services: 49%
Percentage of these 39 who were encountering barriers specifically in relation to NHS care: 41%
Disability / disadvantage / access needs (where relevant, and where disclosed)  
Any physical, sensory or mobility disability 4%
Deaf 0%
Long-term physical health condition 9%
Long-term mental health problems 20%
Short-term mental health condition 3%
Learning disability (definite or possible) 14%
Asperger's or ASD (definite or possible) 29%
In residential care or supported / sheltered living 9%
Young carer 3%
Transport problems 9%
Rurality problems other than only transport 11%
Related problems around race / ethnicity / religion / culture / ASR status 2%
Asylum-seeker or refugee issues 0%
Offender status (not in prison) 0%
Rooflessness or risk of rooflessness 0%
Homelessness or risk of homelessness 6%
Other housing problems 3%
Substance dependency 9%
Co-dependency problems 3%
Unemployment issues for those service-users for whom we had full case-logs  
Unemployment is due to the problems they come to us for help with 3
Unemployment makes these problems worse 1
Unemployed neither of the above 1
Total individuals affected by unemployment: 5 14%
True Gender (where disclosed and recorded, n=33)  
Female 24.2%
Male 54.5%
Non-Binary 3.0%
Questioning 15.2%
Other 3.0%
Gender Identity (where disclosed and recorded, n=33)  
Birth Gender (e.g. where parents of Trans+ offspring were also receiving personal support) 18.2%
Trans+ 66.7%
Intersex 3.0%
Questioning 12.1%
Other 0.0%
Sexual orientation (where disclosed and recorded, n=21)  
Asexual 9.5%
Bisexual 9.5%
Gay 19.0%
Heterosexual 9.5%
Lesbian 9.5%
Pansexual 19.0%
Questioning 19.0%
Other 4.8%
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