The trans* communities are the heart and soul of cliniQ – Our waiting area doubles as an informal ‘drop-in’ for trans & non-binary people, their friends and partners. We have free refreshments (kindly donated by Starbucks), and you don’t need to register as a patient or access any services to use the space. Just pop into see us from 5:00-7:00 every Wednesday evening, for a coffee and a catch up!
We actively encourage people to use our drop-in as a safe space to experiment with dressing the way they want to. If you find dressing as your true self difficult, or feel unsafe in public spaces, feel free to bring clothes with you and to change in our gender-neutral bathrooms. We also have volunteers on hand who can support you in taking a short walk along Dean Street to support you in your first steps to being yourself outside of the clinic.
Our drop-in space has the following:
- Free wifi
- Free refreshments (juice, teas, coffee etc)
- Gender-neutral toilets & space for dressing/changing
- Friendly, welcoming space with supportive staff on-hand
- Leaflets, magazines and community news