Putting policy into practice: improving services for older LGBT adults

Authors: Fenge, L.

Conference: British Gerontological Society Conference,

Dates: 11-13 July 2012


This paper reports on the development of an educational training tool to promote understanding of the needs and experiences of older lesbians and gay men amongst their peers, communities and service providers with UK society. The tool is in the form of a Method Deck of cards, which includes information and activities to promote good practice with older people from sexual minority groups. Its content is informed by the findings of two recent research projects. This paper presents a discussion of themes that have arisen from these research projects, and the wider literature in this area. It will consider how this has informed the development of a tool, within an overarching participatory framework and advisory group.

Source: Manual