Opening doors on LGBT care

By Eleanore Robinson

Imagine entering a care home and being unable reveal your sexuality, talk about past relationships, and be scared of the prejudices of staff and fellow residents.

This is often the experience of people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) community, who can find themselves forced back ‘into the closet’ when entering care for fear of being bullied or harassed. But initiatives are emerging to ensure that care homes are a place that members of this community feel comfortable being themselves.

Read more in this exclusive online Care Home Management feature

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