Hi Raven, I love that name!
Welcome to this site. I’m sure you will find help and support here as I have in the past.
I am in the UK but only recently started down the GIC route so you are ahead of me. Have you joined the “Transgender UK (support group)” on facebook? You will find a large number of people there from the UK: many have years of experience of the UK system who could answer any questions you have.
And I’m sorry to hear about your past and your current job situation. It must be hard especially now that Covid has pretty much put the job market on hold.