Age UK Suffolk, in partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Suffolk LGB&T Network, will be launching a special report to find out about the experiences and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) people using services that cater for the needs of older people in Suffolk.
The report, ‘Opening Doors Suffolk’, is the result of a research project commissioned by Age UK Suffolk.
The launch will take place at the Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, at 12.30pm on Tuesday, October 1, followed by a screening at the Wolsey Studio of the ground-breaking USA film ‘Age Silent’, with an opportunity for audience members to join in a discussion about making a difference in our County.
This report is just the beginning of further work we need to do to ensure that our older LGB&T members of society know that their wishes will be heard, taken seriously and supported.
Martyn Green, chief executive, Age UK Suffolk said “I am delighted to be able to pick up the important work undertaken so far through the Age UK Suffolk “Opening Doors” project.
“I understand the importance of this piece of research into the needs of older LGB&T members of our community here in Suffolk. Everyone has the right to have their voice heard and their needs supported. Many older LGB&T members of the community are still unsure how their needs and wishes will be heard or seen by others, especially by service providers.” .
Tickets for this launch are free but limited, so if you would like to attend please call Age UK Suffolk (01473 359911) or email email@example.com to book your place.