LGBT and the Older Person

LGBT and the Older Person

The workshop covers many aspects related to ageing and LGBT with wide range of topic areas being discussion.  From care expectations, diversity awareness through to sexual health.

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Half day


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Thursday 7th February 2019, 9-12noon

Entry Requirements:

Who should attend?

All health professionals working with older clients.

Maximum number of participants: 25

Course Content

Course Outline:
This half-day workshop considered LGBT and the Older Person.

The first generation to have lived their whole adult lives after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967 are now reaching their later years. The chances are that every facility is home to someone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), but as the subject is still taboo among many older people, care staff are not always aware.

The workshop covers many aspects related to ageing and LGBT with wide range of topic areas being discussion.  From care expectations, diversity awareness through to sexual health.  Sexual health advice isn’t just for younger people, sexually transmitted infections have risen in older people in the last 10 years.

Experiencing mental health difficulties, such as depression, is not something to be ashamed of, and it isn’t an inevitable part of getting older. Research has shown that older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s self-esteem and mental wellbeing can be affected if a person has experienced years of feeling different or rejected.

The aim of this half day workshop is to raise awareness of the needs of the LGBT community as they age.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Susan Anderson
Lisa Broadley

Both Sue and Lisa are Senior Lecturers within the School of Health Sciences.  Their remit is to work alongside health professionals in relation to the Care of the Older Person, Infection Prevention and Control, Diabetes and Research.

Sue’s clinical background is in Acute Medicine and the Older Person.

Lisa’s clinical background is in Community care and Practice Nursing

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshops participants will:

- Consider individual needs of the older person
- Awareness of physical and mental health needs
- Awareness of sexual health matters.

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