Dumfries and Galloway LGBT Plus are committed to running services which meet the needs of adults AND older people who identity as LGBT Plus. We understand that those aged 50 and above can face additional challenges, not least as a result of growing up during a time when homosexuality was illegal, considered a mental illness or simply not talked about.
We run services which are specifically designed for those aged 50 plus, including:
We also do a lot of work with other agencies, trying to get them to consider the needs of LGBT Plus older adults, not least in health and social care settings. This includes influencing current plans for the integration of health and social care. We even plan to investigate whether there is a need for LGBT co-housing or care home options for our LGBT Plus residents as they age!
For more information about any of our work relating to LGBT Plus people over 50 email firstname.lastname@example.org or call / text 07889 401628.
If you are over the age of 50 and would like further non-LGBT specific support:
Age UK – The new name for the merged charities Help the Aged and Age Concern. Info and advice for the general public, including factsheets about elder abuse and where to get help.
0800 107 8977 or 020 8765 7200
Age Cymru is a national charity working to improve the lives of older people specifically in Wales.
029 20 431555