This important book should be recommended reading for all health and social care practitioners working with older people, not just those with an existing interest in LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues.
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This is a hopeful book that would make a great addition to any LGBT aging professional's library.
This book provides an invaluable insight into the needs of the older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community in relation to ageing, future care and support... a thought-provoking read... recommend this book to all healthcare professionals involved in the care of older people, as well as those who have an interest in the health and social welfare of LGBT individuals.
Dr. Dana Rosenfeld, Senior Lecturer, Keele University, UK and author of The Changing of the Guard: Lesbian and Gay Elders, Identity, and Social Change
Equally grounded in contemporary scholarship and practice, and representing an impressive array of authors, this volume nicely captures the lived experiences of LGBT elders as a 'story' in itself and to illuminate paths to more effective service provision in later life. Timely, sophisticated, accessible, and attentive to context, this is a must-read for anyone working with and/or interested in LGBT elders - and, indeed, the increasingly diverse ageing population more widely.
Dr. Sarah Carr, Senior Research Analyst, Social Care Institute for Excellence and Visiting Fellow, Centre for Government and Charity Management, London South Bank University
Older LGBT people have too often been characterised as 'invisible' or 'ignored'. This ground-breaking book challenges this idea and offers vital insight into practice based on understanding individuals, their life histories, personal identities and circumstances. This book is essential for realising person-centred support and promoting genuine choice and control for older LGBT people -- an evolving population in a changing social care landscape.
James Taylor, Senior Health Officer, Stonewall, UK
This book is a useful introduction to the issues facing many older gay people today. A recommended read for all health and social care professionals working with older people.