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New learning framework for knowledge, skills and values for working affirmatively with LGBTQ+ people in later life

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This new learning framework for working with LGBTQ+ people in later life aims to provide a base for identifying the insights, knowledge, understanding and skills that the social care workforce need to help them work affirmatively, inclusively and effectively with individuals from gender and sexually diverse communities. This project was funded by Skills for Care and was developed by Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield (University of Strathclyde) in collaboration with the LGBT Foundation. 

The learning framework identifies and articulates more systematically, the key topics that should underpin best practices with LGBTQ+ older people and their carers, and advocates in social care. 

It can be used in a number of different ways such as for the development of new learning programmes; to enhance what you already have or to improve the quality and inclusiveness of the services you provide.

Launch event

Wednesday 22 February 2023, 10:30 – 12:00 on Zoom

To introduce this learning framework, our launch event will offer insight into why the framework is needed, how it was developed, and practical examples on how it can be used. The event will feature input from Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Professor of Social Work, University of Strathclyde, and Lawrence Roberts, Pride in Ageing Manager, LGBT Foundation and Tricia Pereira, Director of Operations, Skills for Care.

We encourage learning and development leads, adult social care owners, awarding organisations, learning providers, social workers, and registered managers to attend. 

The framework will be available on our website following the event.

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