Everyone wants to be treated as an individual, with dignity and respect. This is how it should be for all people using health and care services but there are many ways in which LGBT people, either as staff or users of health and care services, are not afforded these rights. This seminar looks at some of the issues for LGBT staff and what can be done positively in the workplace. It also considers the ideal standards of care and LGBT people’s particular needs when it comes to health and social care.

Chair: Cath Roff Director of Adults and Health, Leeds City Council and Stonewall Straight Ally

Jude Woods, SAGE project for tackling isolation and lonliness within the older LGBT community