Opening Doors London (ODL) with Age UK Camden as the lead agency, and in partnership with Age UKs across London, is the biggest project providing information and support services to and with older lesbian, gay, bisexual and / or transgender (OLGBT) people in the UK. For more information about Age UK Camden, please visit Age UK Camden’s home page
Partner agencies that we currently work with can request a free DVD of the ODL promotional video – ideal for training staff and volunteers.
Save the Date: Opening Doors London Annual Info fair Friday 11th October 2013 – 2 – 6pm
The theme for our 5th annual Older LGBT Information Fair is “Living Well“ and is open to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people aged 50 and over, their partners/carers, friends and family who want to find out what services are available for fun and to live well in later life. Also open to professionals or businesses working in leisure, health or social care who want to promote their services and engage with older LGBT people. This FREE event will bring together LGBT people aged 50 and over alongside a range of statutory, voluntary and commercial organisations offering a range of services. Venue: Age UK Camden, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Sq, WC1H 9NA.
Full details to follow but will include: Guest speakers – Workshops -information stalls – Well being advice and free refreshments. for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening Doors London has recently started working with Age UK London on its “Fit 4 Purpose” project, click here for more information - supported by London Councils as part of its 2013-15 funding prpgramme. Fit 4 Purpose will support, inform, up-skill and network at least 400 voluntary and community organisations working with older people, across all London boroughs. It will help them effectively manage income reductions by providing them with the knowledge and skills to broker partnerships, ‘stay afloat’ and most effectively serve their users. It is being delivered in partnership with Opening Doors London and London Older People’s Advisory Group (LOPAG).
Adult Social Care LGBT Checklist launched
ODL officially launched our older LGBT Checklist for providers of adult social care services in October 2011. The event was attended by a range of commissioners, policy makers, CQC, social workers and service providers from across London.
The Checklist includes:
Organisation-wide ways to be LGBT-friendly
Ensuring older LGBT people are supported by LGBT friendly staff
Care Management and social care assessment
Caring – Care Staff (homes, day care and in the home)
Resources and Reading
For more information on implementing the Checklist and to arrange training please contact Stacey Halls: email@example.com