The LGBT+ community within Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is barely, if at all, visible. This is particularly true of people who are approaching or over the age of 60. SAND has worked since 2013 to research and capture the experience of older and old members of this invisible community, and our campaign to encourage everyone to Embrace A Culture of Inclusion comes as a result of that research.
The campaign aims to:
Individuals can join – whether you identify as LGBT+ or as an ally
Individuals representing groups, organisations or departments interested in inclusive practice can join
By joining the campaign you are acknowledging that there is a need to create communities where LGBT+ people are safe to be their whole selves, all of the time; whether those communities are social, professional or in care settings. Through your conversations and engagement with others, we ask that you champion the rights of the older and old LGBT+ individual and keep encouraging everybody to Embrace A Culture of Inclusion.