Foundations for the future: Dementia care for LGBT communities (March 2017)

This publication is the final report in a series of papers produced as part of a three-year project developed to explore how care professionals can provide more appropriate support to LGBT communities.

Our work is part of a wider strategic partnership involving the National Care Forum (NCF)5 and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG)6, which both represent UK not-for-profit health and social care providers, the National LGB&T Partnership, a group of leading organisations across England supporting LGBT people.

This report complements our existing publications issued since 2014, including The dementia challenge for LGBT communities and Dementia care and LGBT communities: a good practice paper.

Our work aims to raise awareness of this overlooked population, promote a better understanding of people’s support needs and recommend approaches that offer better, high-quality provision

Read the report: Foundations for the Future

Dementia care and LGBT communities: A good practice paper (April 2016)

This is the second piece of work from our partnership that explores specific support for LGBT people with dementia.

This report is published by the National Care Forum (NCF) and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG), working with the National LGB&T Partnership, as part of the Department of Health’s Strategic Partnership Programme.

Our work focuses on the needs of the LGBT communities, exploring how care professionals can provide more appropriate support. This report can be seen to complement our other recent publication, Dementia: equity and rights, which includes themes for individuals, carers, commissioners and service providers in relation to equity issues in dementia.

Read the report: Dementia care and LGBT communities

The dementia challenge for LGBT communities: a paper based on a round table discussion (December 2014)

There is no specific reference to LGBT issues in the National Dementia Strategy, despite the fact that LGBT communities may also have other protected characteristics (the grounds on which discrimination is unlawful) that demand distinct social care support.

This paper looks at the needs of LGBT people with dementia and how the social care workforce could provide more appropriate support.

Read the report: The dementia challenge for LGBT communities