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Care Home Survey: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Concerning LGBT Residents

February 2014 | Dr Kathryn Almack, Senior Research Fellow, Sue Ryder Care Centre for the Study of Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham; Dr Paul Simpson, Lecturer, Sociology, University of Manchester

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"Whilst attitudes were generally positive, knowledge of LGBT individuals and issues was more variable if not erratic. Staff may not be so well supported in terms of training and could be struggling alone to meet needs... The goodwill of staff needs converting into more strategic practice to make homes more LGBT inclusive."

Based on a non-random survey of 189 staff in residential homes for older people in England, this three-page document provides a summary of staff's attitudes, knowledge and practices in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans residents.


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