Many LGBT+ older people struggle to find friendly accommodation. Specialist schemes are rare and sheltered and retirement housing providers tend not to advertise schemes as ‘LGBT-friendly’ even when they are. Although the Equality Act 2010 has to some extent reduced overt prejudice, the discrimination, fear and isolation older LGBT+ people experience continues to impact on their expectations of housing, support and care, and their anxiety about facing further discrimination and homophobia.
There is a need for much greater understanding of the needs and concerns of LGBT+ older people so sheltered and retirement housing staff provide better support, help overcome discrimination and homophobia and actively promote their schemes and services as LGBT-friendly.
Erosh members will hear from expert Ceri Meloy, Head of business, Tai Pawb which promotes equality and social justice in housing in Wales. There will also be an opportunity to put your questions to Ceri, and share issues and good practice with fellow erosh members.
Please note: This event is for erosh members only
To register for this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to reserve a place providing
- your full name
- member organisation
You will then be sent joining instructions a few days before the event.Go back