The LGBT Foundation is to publish a report of a recent survey that will shape the development of the UK’s first LGBT extra care scheme in Manchester.
The LGBT Foundation has already embarked on a project led by Bob Green OBE to better understand the housing and support needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people across Greater Manchester and involve them in local strategic planning.
The year-long programme, funded by Homes England, will help to understand how to improve housing options for LGBT people aged 55 and over, and will inform Manchester City Council’s future housing plans – including the country’s first purpose-built LGBT affirmative extra care development at Russell Road in Whalley Range, which is currently seeking a development partner.
In order to ensure that the voices of the community are at the centre of this project, the LGBT foundation conducted a survey asking people about their current finances, their housing situation, their care needs, and their thoughts on what an LGBT extra care scheme would look like.
In celebration of International Day of Older People on 1 October, the LGBT Foundation will be publishing a report of the survey findings, revealing what LGBT people need and want from an extra care scheme.
As a part of the launch, the LGBT Foundation is hosting a webinar to discuss the project, share the survey results, and take questions from participants. This will run on Zoom from 1.00-2.30 on Thursday 1st October.
Participants can sign up to the webinar using the Eventbrite page.
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