Ten top tips for becoming more inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people: a guide for services and organisations working with older people

Author:
LGBT HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Publisher:
LGBT Health and Wellbeing
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
23
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

An introduction to the issues that older LGBT people face, providing guidance on how to ensure services and organisations are responsive to their needs. Suggestions include: make sure LGBT people are visibly welcomed; avoid assumptions; ensure that staff receive LGBT awareness training; make sure that LGBT people’s safety and privacy is protected; create a Safe Space policy; engage with and respect LGBT people’s chosen families; monitor gender and sexual orientation across the organisation; link up with the LGBT communities in your local area; make sure your systems and procedures are LGBT inclusive; remember that not all LGBT people are the same. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
older people, LGBT people, service development, social inclusion;
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