LGBT Age is a new service for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The service is run by the LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing and will be offering support to LGBT people over 50 in a number of ways:
Social opportunities, outings and events to improve social networks and have a bit of fun.
A volunteer befriending scheme providing one-to-one support. This can take a number of forms depending on what people are looking for - social contact and good banter, pursuit of hobbies, support to attend events or appointments.
An information service on a range of topics including LGBT and mainstream services, housing and legal matters.
An advocacy service to offer individuals support in dealing with issues such as accessing health and social care services or challenging discrimination.
LGBT Age will also work with mainstream services to raise awareness of issues affecting older LGBT people and ensure that older LGBT people recieve culturally appropriate and sensitive services that welcome us and meet our needs.
What does the service offer?
How can you help support LGBT Age?
What social events are happening this programme?
New LGBT Age Capacity Building Project