Take Pride in Ageing: Designing services for older LGBT people

Event Date: 13 July 2017

Thursday 13 July 2017, 9.30am-4pm – Chester Town Hall, Chester, CH1 2HJ.

How can service providers help older LGBT people to live well and enjoy later life? What changes are needed to current service design to best meet the needs of older LGBT people? This interactive and engaging day will examine the role of people’s lived experiences from the 1940’s onwards in shaping their attitudes and expectations of future service provision. It will demonstrate how effective adult health and social care can help achieve improved well-being; mitigating isolation and loneliness in older LGBT people.

Speakers include:

  • Claire Mooney, singer songwriter, broadcaster
  • Jane Traies,  writer, researcher, storyteller
  • Paul Fairweather, LGBT campaigner
  • Jenny-Anne Bishop,  Chair, Unique Trans Network, trans activist
  • Kate Thompson, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Professor Stephen Whittle, trans activist,  Prof. Equalities Law

Outcomes for delegates:

  • Understanding of the needs of older LGBT people in adult health and social care based on their backgrounds, current experiences and future demand for services
  • Opportunity to talk to older LGBT people and listen to their experiences
  • Awareness of national best practice in the sector and the social context
  • Exclusive preview of the online training programme for LGBT friendly service delivery
  • Introduction to the Take Pride In Ageing (TPIA) Accreditation Scheme
  • Six-hour CPD certificate


General Admission: £75, including lunch and refreshments
Silver Rainbows members: Free

The conference is organised by Body Positive in association with Silver Rainbows and with support from Brightlife and Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Book your place online.

For more information, contact Chris Flewitt at Body Positive at chris@bpcnw.co.uk or call 01270 653150.

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