Age UK London working in partnership with Opening Doors London invites you to attend this workshop that is aimed at members, volunteers and staff of groups and organisations across London that work with and for older people.
There will be a light sandwich lunch following this workshop - if you have any dietary requirements please do get in touch.
Here is a brief outline of what this Working with Older LGBT People - Equality & Best Practice training session will cover:
1) The historical context – You will be supported in developing a greater awareness of the historical context (legislative & social) through which older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have lived their lives, and an increased understanding of the resulting marginalisation, mistrust and fear this has created for many.
2) Assumptions – You will explore some common assumptions and myths, in order to understand how these can create barriers to truly inclusive service provision and cause OLGBT people to be wary of accessing essential care services.
3) Belief, Values & Behaviours – Understanding the distinction that equalities legislation makes between our beliefs, value systems and our behaviours in order to ensure that people are clear about what is expected of everyone within a professional context.
4) Equality Act 2010 – Trainees will be provided with the framework of protection and rights provided by current equalities legislation and the new Public Sector Duty contained within the Equality Act 2010. Through detailed handouts and group exercises you will gain understanding of: The four categories of discrimination, nine protected characteristics and the new duty placed on service providers to actively involve older LGBT people in the design and development of service delivery.
5) Best Practice Guidance – Using an exercise combining quotes from OLGBT service users, trainees will explore practical ways of ensuring that services are truly inclusive of the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women.