Is it OK to bring my (cis) personal assistant with me and what do you mean by that?

Yes it is fine. If you need to bring someone along with you as an access need, whether they are trans or cis, then please do. When you book you can choose a couple of options - reduced rate for someone who is a PA and who wants to take part and a free space for a PA who is not taking part in the event. We do have events or spaces that are trans only or you may want to be able to take part in something without your PA present. If you’re concerned about any of these issues, please contact us so that we can help support you in the best way possible. For example, depending on your needs, we may be able to adapt facilitated workshops so that you won’t need a PA present.

By personal assistant, we mean someone who may assist you with a variety of different tasks, such as personal, social, practical and/or specialist support and can also include interpreters. This will vary from person to person.