Being me inclusive aged care

Just be yourself


LGBT older people experience negative reactions in care and their needs are often overlooked. In some cases they feel forced to hide their sexual identity and are pushed back into the closet. To raise awareness and acceptation of LGBT seniors in care it is important that our future health and social care staff recognizes the importance of sexual identity and orientation in their assessments and care practices.

BEING ME provides educators in care and wellbeing with a set of learning resources to promote inclusive care for LGBT older people among their students. BEING ME invites you to download our resources and give your feedback.


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There is a lack of practical experience when discussing older LGBT needs in education. Contribute to more inclusive care for LGBT older people. Provide your experiences in teaching, best practices and feedback on our resources.


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Published article 20 September 2019


Pedagogical principles and methods underpinning education of health and social care practitioners on experiences and needs of older LGBT+ people: Findings from a systematic review.

There is a growing awareness of the need for LGBT + competency training to ensure that the health and social care services offered to older LGBT + people is affirmative and gender sensitive.

To conduct a synthesis of the literature that describes the pedagogical principles, curriculum content and methods (teaching and assessment) used to educate health and social care practitioners on the experiences and needs of older LGBT + people.

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Output 2 16 May 2019

World Café Session

This report is based on our experiences of using a collaborative approach to identifying best practices for those involved in professional, vocational and community-based education and learning, in order to facilitate improved support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older people in health and social care

The best practices discussed here on learning and teaching, emerged from cross national collaboration and intercultural dialogue with a variety of stakeholders, including older LGBT people, educators, practitioners and learners using the World Café method.

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Best Practice Principles 12 February 2019


Best practice principles on developing LGBT cultural competence in health and social care education.

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Output 1 2 July 2018

Research Reports

The BEING ME partners have made a research report to scope the existing best practices in teaching on LGBT older people needs in care and wellbeing.

Have a look at our research summary. Listen to our main findings in this podcast or have a look at the overall research report.

The analysis includes country reports where the most important themes are identified in relation to LGBT older people, the obstacles they encounter and the support for inclusive care that already exists.

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