A documentary film interviewing Lesbian, gay, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) over the age of 60, and recording their recollections, experiences and reminiscences. Detailing their personal journeys, their aspirations and their fears for the future. IT will also feature younger LGBT individuals who will discuss their experiences of ‚Äòcoming out‚Äô, prejudice etc. The film will offer details of information networks to assist individuals who require advice and/or support with regard to their sexuality. The project will foster a better understanding of different people in our local community and detail their personal right to a safe, and accepted place, within it. To be shown in schools, youth organisations and Children and Family units.
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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119329)
The information we collect will be made available to various agencies such as Age Concern, WRVS Help the Aged, Social Services and Housing providers (statutory and non-statutory) as to date not much attention has been focused on older lesbian, gay and bisexual people (LGB). There is a need to raise awareness among providers of housing, health and social care about this group of older people if they are to provide services that are ‚Äòperson-centred and fit around ‚Äòput people first‚Äô; these being government policy objectives in service provision. Older people are the main users of health and social care services and these services still do not always adequately address their needs partly because they are not ‚Äòperson-centred‚Äô. With regards to older LGBT people, what needs to be understood is whether they have different needs from those of their heterosexual counterparts. If so, how are these needs different? ¬∑ How can service providers meet these needs and therefore ensure that this group of older people is treated with ‚Äòdignity, respect and fairness‚Äô? ¬∑ What are their living situations? ¬∑ Do they face stigma and discrimination ¬∑ And how does this impact on how they access formal services? We consider that this documentary will be of interest to the groups listed above. The film will also have a heritage role in that it will record the journey of a marginalized group of people through the last half of the last century. This will be of interest to various historical and social history organizations and may also assist young people who consider that they may be LGBT and support and encourage them in their personal journeys.
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