Age UK London training on working with and for older LGBT people – 30 September 2016

Age UK London and Opening Doors London are hosting a training session on ‘Best practice working with and for older LGBT people‘ on Friday 30 September 2016 at Age UK, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA.

The session runs from 10.30 to 2.00 with a light sandwich lunch, and is open to members, staff or volunteers of any group or organisation in London that works with and for older people. Registration at the above link is necessary.

The session will cover:

1)    The historical context – (legislative & social) through which older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have lived their lives, and an increased understanding of the resulting marginalisation, mistrust and fear this has created for many.

2)    Assumptions –some common assumptions and myths, in order to understand how these can create barriers to truly inclusive service provision and cause OLGBT people to be wary of accessing essential care services.

3)    Belief, Values & Behaviours – Understanding the distinction that legislation makes between our beliefs, value systems and our behaviours in order to ensure people are clear about what is expected of everyone within a professional context.

4)    Equality Act 2010 – Trainees will be provided with the framework of protection and rights provided by current equalities legislation and the new Public Sector Duty contained within the Equality Act 2010.

5)    Best Practice Guidance –explore practical ways of ensuring services are truly inclusive.