1 - Readiness to learn


This building block suggests activities to help learners to become more inclusive in their practice and sensitive to the needs of older LGBT people. This starts becoming aware of your own bias, the language you use and learning how to challenge discriminatory behaviour.

In order for students to learn how to work inclusively within the LGBT+ older people's community, they need to have a foundation of skills, attitudes and values and ability to recognise the impact of discriminatory behaviour on LGBT+ older people. They will need to have skills in behaving inclusively to promote trusting relationships with all the people they work with whatever their gender identity and sexuality.