A searchable library of predominantly UK publications, videos and articles pertinent to SAND’s work. As such, these resources have a focus on older and old LGBT+ people and the services and providers they are likely to need as they age, alongside more generic resources, such as glossaries.

Their listing on this site is not an endorsement by, or recommendation from, SAND – it is merely a collection in one place, for your convenience.
The resources are each tagged using key words from the Subject headings of the Skills for Care Learning Framework,

70 Years through LGBT Eyes

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Publisher: SAND

Publication Date: January 2022

Country: UK

Length: 22:08

Description: From the 1950s to the early 2020s, this short film puts LGBT+ lives in their topical context.
We introduce you to Bill, Louise, Charlie, Robert and Jane – these are ‘characters’ based on many individuals’ experiences shared with SAND. We follow their lives through the decades, highlighting social and political changes on the way. The film is designed to prompt thoughts about people’s lives and experiences which may be different from our own.

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Ten top tips for becoming more inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

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Subtitle: A guide for services and organisations working with older people

Publisher: LGBT Health and Wellbeing

Date: 2015

Country: UK

Pages: 24

What does it mean to be inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people? How can you make sure that LGBT people feel actively welcomed? Why is it important to go beyond ‘treating everyone the same’? How can your organisation provide the best service possible to older LGBT people?

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No Place Like Home

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Subtitle: Exploring the concerns, preferences and experiences of LGBT*Q social housing residents

Publisher: University of Surrey

Date: 2017

Country: UK

Pages: 9

The study aimed to uncover LGBT*Q residents’ experiences in relation to their social housing and their views about what needs to be changed.

This brochure provides a snapshot of the findings from the survey, focus groups and interviews. A detailed final report will be available in April 2018 on the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender (CRAG), University of Surrey website (search ‘CRAG’ ‘Surrey’).

The next step is for housing providers and others to reflect on the study and its recommendations and take action.

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The Health and Wellbeing of LGBTQ+ People Over 50

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Publisher: Opening Doors

Publication Date: December 2021

Country: UK

Pages: 12


  1. To examine the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people aged 50 and over living in the UK in order to make policy
    and practice recommendations that address positive healthy ageing amongst older LGBTQ+ people
  2. To develop a deeper understanding of older LGBTQ+ people’s attitudes and behaviour to stay healthy and prevent ill-health. This will help Opening Doors and similar organisations to address explicitly the health and wellbeing of older LGBTQ+ people
  3. To detail older LGBTQ+ people’s use, experiences and concerns with accessing healthcare services, disclosing their LGBTQ+ identity to health staff, preferences for care and their suggestions for improvement and inclusivity in health services.

Over half (56%) of LGBTQ+ people over 50 reported that their health generally was good or very good
Nearly half (48%) stated that they had long-term conditions or illnesses that substantially interfered with their
day-to-day activities
Nearly half (49%)of respondents described their general mental health and emotional wellbeing as good or very good.
The majority (85%) of respondents reported consulting their GP during the past 12 months and a quarter of these
had made over five visits.
Nearly half (46%) the respondents had used an accident and emergency department in the last twelve months
43% respondents found the health service they used was inclusive of LGBTQ+ people
85% reported that they undertook regular exercise as the main way to stay healthy or improve their health

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