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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging and care

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Friends House

173-177 Euston Road

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NW1 2BJ

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Research into lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older people’s experiences indicates that they are an invisible and marginalised population in later life. Moving into and living in a care home can be a particularly isolating and fearful experience which may often reinforce multiple discrimination where older people are forced to return to the closet. This session will cover these issues and other LGBT issues in health and social care in relation to ageing and the important role that care professionals play.

Aims of the session:

  1. To share outcomes from an evaluation of an action learning project which aimed to enhance social inclusion of older LGBTI residents in 6 care homes using a co-productive approach in partnership with community advisors from the LGBT community.

  2. To support participants to assess their own learning and development needs in relation to how they can develop more inclusive practice with LGBT older people

  3. Enable participants to benchmark their own service for LGBT inclusiveness using case studies and a basic audit tool.

Particular attention will be given to the co-production and advocacy issues and transferability to mainstream services.

Session lead: Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield is Professor of Social Care at Middlesex University and is an activist in LGBTQI issues in social work and social care. Trish has particular research interests in older people from marginalised communities. A profile of her work can be viewed here https://tinyurl.com/y6wmndpe

Timings:

09:30 Registration and light breakfast

10:00 Start

12:30 Finish

* This session is open to Social Workers and staff working in Social Care across the Teaching Partnership (Barnet, Hackney, Haringey, Enfield, and Norwood).


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