Friday, 26 October 2007

Open Meeting - Concerns over Issues for Older LGB People and Disabled LGB People

Do you work with, for or have an interest in helping older lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) people and/or Disabled LGB people?

Are you an older and/or Disabled LGB person, their carer, or do you have family or friends who are?

Bristol Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Forum, in partnership with the Council’s Promoting Independence Team, is concerned about emerging issues faced by older LGB people and Disabled LGB adults in some form of assisted living situations.

Some of the issues raised include :

isolation

problems experienced while in assisted care

suitable housing

lack of information, understanding and inability to access information about the recent changes in the law

need for Older/Disabled People’s LGB Network/Support Groups

Of course there will be many others. In order to gain a better understanding of the current situation for older and/or Disabled LGB people and their communities, and hopefully help find solutions, we would like to invite you to participate in one of our discussion events at :

Council House, College Green, Bristol

If you can’t attend a meeting you can contribute your concerns or ideas to us by phone, email or post (these will be used at the meetings).


MEETING DETAILS :

Meeting 1 - for older and/or Disabled LGB people, their, carers, family, friends and all those with an interest, is on:

Wednesday 14th November 6 - 9 pm
Council House, College Green, Bristol

Refreshments, buffet and networking opportunity will be provided at the beginning and end of the meeting


Meeting 2 - for service providers, advisors, policy makers, carers etc, is on:

Thursday 22nd November 2- 4 pm
Council House, College Green, Bristol

Refreshments will be provided

The Forum will write a report of the information and conclusions gathered at Meeting 1. This report will be available to all and will be the basis for Meeting 2. Minutes will be available from both meetings.


CONTACT DETAILS:

Contact Sarah at the Bristol LGB Forum to book a place, give access needs or leave information for use in the meetings,

Call : 0117 922 0741 (I work on a Wednesday and Thursday)
Email : sarah(at)bristol-lgb-forum.org.uk
Write : Bristol LGB Forum, 82 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5BB


Call Paul at the Promoting Independence Team for further information and to leave information for use in the meetings,

Call : 0117 987 8344
Email : Paul.Davenport(at)bristol.gov.uk
Write : Promoting Independence Team, Withywood Centre,
Queens Road, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 8QA

We hope to see and meet as many of you there as possible!

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