This year CDI are celebrating their 40th Birthday! Can you believe we have been supporting young people and families in Croydon for over 40 years??? Neither can we!
As this is a very special anniversary we will be having a special celebration AGM on Monday 12th November, more details are to come but keep checking back for more details.
Thank you to all of our supporters who champion CDI we would not be here without you.
GENDER IDENTITY CONFERENCE
Saturday 23 June 2018
Who do we think we are? Understanding new gender identities amongst children and young people
Trans. Non-binary. Gender-fluid. Gender-queer.
The number of words being used by children and young people to describe their gender identities increases every day. But what do these words mean for the children and young people that claim them and how should we respond? This community conference is open to anyone who wants to learn about how children and young peoples’ gender identities are changing and what this means for us as professionals, volunteers, parents/carers, friends and our families.
There will be time between speakers to ask questions, talk through what we have heard in smaller groups, share our experiences and imagine different ways of working and being with trans and gender-fluid children and young people.
Presenters and speakers
- Natacha Kennedy: Academic, Journalist & Trans Activist
- Krystyna Hebb: Helpline Manager & Volunteer Coordinator, Mermaids
- Dr. Jay Stewart: CEO, Gendered Intelligence
- Hannah Kibirige: Director of Education & Youth, Stonewall
- Metro Centre/Bridge LGBTQ Youth Group
- Stuart Worden, Wendy Adams & Mike Offen: Principal/Head of KS4/Deputy Head of English & Pupil Premium Lead, The BRIT School
- Neil Young: LGBTQ Community Advocate & Psychotherapist (trainee)
Date: Saturday June 23rd 2018 Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Venue: Braithwaite Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tickets: £55 (early bird by 14 April 2018) / £65 after that date. Includes sandwich buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Not-for-profit event.
Further details at www.croydondropin.org.uk Tel: 020 8680 0404
CDI will be closed for the Easter Bank Holiday from Friday 30th March and we will reopen for drop in at 4pm on Tuesday 3rd April.
WE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 7PM ON FRIDAY 22ND DECEMBER AND WILL REOPEN AT 4PM ON TUESDAY 2ND JANUARY
Here are some useful telephone numbers:
Samaritans: Croydon: 020 8681 6666 National Helpline: 08457 909090
Childline: 0800 1111
NSPCC Helpine: 0808 800 5000
Duty team social services for emergencies: 0208 686 4433 (Ask for duty Social Worker)
Victim Support: 0845 30 30 900
Shelter (National Helpline):0808 800 44 44
Croydon Reach for Rough Sleepers: 0870 383 3333
Street Link: 0300 500 0914
Night Watch operates from Queen’s Gardens by Fell Road free food parcels, blankets and advice from 9.30pm
To all those individuals, young people and adults, who responded to our feedback request, your points have been taken on board, we will be making some adjustments and updates soon, so please keep a look out for this as well as our new leaflets which we hope to launch at the end of the summer.
We have had a busy couple of months but we are so pleased that the vast majority of you really like our new (although maybe, not so new, website). Please keep your comments coming, the site is there to help everyone, we welcome all feedback even if it is not positive, everything helps us to improve.
Thanking you in advance
The Drop In Team
It has been just over a year since we launched our new website, we hope you are enjoying it? We have had some positive feedback and now is the time for us to redesign all of our leaflets. We call on you all to spare five minutes to look at our imagery in particular our most recent annual reports. If you have any new ideas we would love to hear them or if there are existing images that you like and think we should keep please let us know
We will be holding focus groups over the next six weeks to gather in these views. If you wish to email or talk to us about your ideas please do, we would be delighted to hear from you.
In anticipation, many thanks
The Drop In Team