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Ensuring services meet the needs of older LGBT* people

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Islington Town Hall

Upper Street

London

N1 2UD

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There are more than 100,000 LGBT* residents in London. Their experiences of services and support are not always positive. Ageing can present particularly complex challenges for LGBT* people, who are more likely to live alone, less likely to be single, more likely to have a history of mental health issues and more reliant on formal care and support services - yet more fearful about accessing these services, and that mainstream services will meet their specific needs.


Opening Doors London (ODL), in partnership with Islington Council, is convening a meeting for stakeholders from health services, local authorities, voluntary and private sectors, as well as older LGBT* activists and residents, to discuss how services can better understand and address their needs.


‘I don’t want a different service; I want a good service. One that is acknowledging of me as an individual gay person, but not making a special case.’

- ODL member


Attendees will have the opportunity to:

* meet others interested in addressing the needs of older LGBT* residents

* share examples of good practice

* discuss barriers to effective working

* identify ways to work together and improve services


‘My personal experience is that I believed it was ok to tell my doctor I am bisexual. Instead I got rejection: he showed me the door…’

- ODL member

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