POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR LGBT –
Ellie struggled with gender identity issues her entire life and experienced major trauma due to not being able to be her true self. When Ellie came out as trans 7 years ago she recognised that there was a lack of suitable services and real life awareness and education towards the subject. She works tirelessly across the UK delivering highly regarded workshops and has ensured thousands of young people are now Trans Aware via her work with NCS. She is the founder of Trans Aware CIO and created the company Essential Learning Curve Ltd to give a voice to all protected characteristics. Ellie has written policy for Schools and created the first Trans Safe house project in the UK. Her passion is to make diversity mainstream so whilst she also works in Prisons, Ellie is a Community Health Ambassador and brings diversity to Age UK Teesside. She also hosts her popular radio show each Sunday on CVFM radio.