Dementia care and LGBT communities

National Care Forum (NCF) and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG), working withLGB&T dementia care report the National LGB&T Partnership

Dementia care and LGBT communities: A good practice paper April 2016

In their own words…

“The UK is home to an estimated 1.2 million older lesbian and gay people in the UK, yet they are an invisible population and rarely acknowledged by service providers and commissioners. This issue was summarised by the Social Care Institute for Excellence briefing, Working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people2 , which describes how “commissioners and providers don’t often think about LGBT people when planning and delivering services, but this does not mean that LGBT people are not using services or do not want to use services.”

“As the Mental Health Foundation paper on dementia and rights states: “There isn’t much that we can do about dementia at the moment. But, there is a lot we can do about the environment and the experiences that people have.”

Follow this link to the National Care Forum website to download a copy

To obtain a copy in an alternative format or language 
Please write to:
National Care Forum,
3 The Quadrant,
Coventry, CV1 2DY

Telephone: 024 7624 3619
Email:  info@nationalcareforum.org.uk

 

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Accommodation, Service Provision, sexual orientation
%d bloggers like this: