How to Contact Press For Change
You can call our Telephone Advice Line on: 08448 708 165 (9:30am to 5pm, Thursdays guaranteed answer, Mon to Weds 10am to 4.30pm when volunteers are available )
You can write to us at
Press For Change
Email us direct to our office at
firstname.lastname@example.org (replace _at_ with @)
Things to know before You Contact us:
We can advise you when:
1. Your Human Rights have been contravened by a Public body, notably Articles 8 and 12 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and any other scenario where a Public Authority has failed to afford you Fairness, Respect, Equality, Dignity, and your right to Autonomy [the FREDA principles contained in the Human Rights 1998]
2. You have faced detrimental discrimination in work, employment or vocational training
3. You have faced detrimental discrimination when accessing housing, goods or services.
4. You are having problems obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate.
5. Your privacy has been breached by a person who has obtained the information that you are transsexual in an official capacity, and you are already applying for or have a Gender Recognition Certificate
6. You are experiencing problems with provision of Health care, for example your Primary Care Trust have refused funding for provision of your care.
1. What are your HUMAN RIGHTS?
To date the European Court of Human Rights, and the House of Lords have only addressed the following Articles of the Convention in relation to Trans people
However PFC believes there is scope for further intervention in the areas of some of the other Convention Articles; for example
If a person or an organisation Contravenes, Ignores or Abuses your human rights AND the action is done by a PUBLIC AUTHORITY e.g. a local authority, government department, public service such as policing, education or health service.
Such abuse would usually contravene a right under the European Convention on Human Rights, as embodied in UK law by the Human Rights Act 1998, which ensures that every person has the right to Fairness, Respect, Equality, Dignity and their Autonomy.
2. What is Unlawful Discrimination?
Unlawful discrimination is Unequal treatment in Employment, or when accessing Goods, services, facilities or Housing
Help yourself: Work out whether what has happened has been either unlawful discrimination or a breach of your Human Rights.
Write a short diary of events.
This really helps us to work out whether you might have a claim. Without such a diary it is almost impossible to help, as our legal advisors are part time and many of the hours they put in on your behalf will be provided on a voluntary basis - so try and make our life a little easier. Include in your diary;
Also, please provide details of:
Indicate if a meeting or disciplinary has been arranged, or court papers have been filed already.
Do NOT forget to provide details of what actions you have taken to date to resolve these matters, or to mediate (lessen) your loss.