In 2014-15 I ran the LGBT Age Capacity Building Project at LGBT Health and Wellbeing. The project supported professionals who work in services for older people to be more inclusive of LGBT+ people. I worked with older LGBT+ people to create resources that included their stories and art, as well as practical tips. Having run loads of training over the course of the job, I can testify that the creative work was very popular, and created a sense of deeper, emotional understanding in a way that statistics don’t quite manage. This project won Equality Initiative of the Year at the inaugural Scottish LGBTI Awards in 2015.
All the resources from the project are available for free here. You can also read the Impact Report on the project, which goes into more detail about what we did and how it worked.