Focus on LGBT+ ageing, equality and the inclusion of older people from sexual and gender minority groups

Thursday, 4 July, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00
35 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1JA. Room: HWB 1.20/1.21 (1st floor)
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Age UK Bristol/Brunelcare Research Forum in collaboration with UWE and University of Bristol present a focus on LGBT+ ageing

About this Event

Focus on LGBT+ ageing, equality and the inclusion of older people from sexual and gender minority groups

Hosted by the Centre for Research in Health and Social Care, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. To coincide with the Bristol Pride Festival 2019.

When: Thursday 4th July 2019, 2-4pm.

Where: 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1JA. Room: HWB 1.20/1.21 (1st floor)

Presentations and speakers:

“If you don’t have children or a partner, no family you’re close to, who is there?”: advance care planning for older LGBT people - Professor Kathryn Almack, University of Herefordshire.

Kathryn Almack is Professor of Health and Family Lives in the School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire. She is a sociologist who has researched LGBT family lives for the past two decades. A key focus has been on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) older people, ageing and end of life care and she has published widely in this area. She led the first UK study of its kind in this field, funded by Marie Curie Research Programme: The Last Outing: Exploring end of life experiences and care needs in the lives of older LGBT people.

‘“I’m very, very wary of who they’re going to be sending here”: Addressing LGBT+ people’s concerns about housing and home later in life - Professor Andrew King, University of Surrey

Andrew King is Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey where he also co-directs the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender (CRAG). Researching older LGBT+ lives for over twelve years, Andrew has undertaken a number of different projects and published widely in academic, policy and practice-related journals. He is the author/co-editor of five books, including the ground-breaking collection ‘Older LGBT People: Minding the Knowledge Gaps’ (with Kathryn Almack, Yiu-Tung Suen and Sue Westwood). He is currently interviewing participants for a project exploring inequalities faced by LGBTQI+ people across the course of their lives called CILIA-LGBTQI+.

Trans ageing and care in later life: a project exploring the health and social care needs of older trans adults in Wales - Dr Paul Willis, University of Bristol

Paul is a senior lecturer in social work in the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. Over the last 10 years Paul has led and been involved in a number of research projects looking at ways of providing more inclusive care services for older LGB and trans people in England and Wales. His research areas include: older men’s experiences of loneliness and social isolation; sexuality, care and ageing; trans ageing and gender identity; inclusive care provision for diverse groups of older people; and; queer young people’s health and wellbeing. Paul qualified as a social worker in Tasmania (Australia) in 2002 and his former practice experience includes school social work with children and adolescents (statutory role) and counselling and community work with sexual and gender minority groups (voluntary agency).

How to book: 

Book your place at this free event at the link below, or contact Kay or Alice on 0117 9297537 or email for more information.

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Alice or Kay
0117 9297537