A PhD researcher at the University of York is carrying out research to consider how inclusive (or not) generic community based social care services, groups and organisations are for older lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Liz Wands-Murray wants to understand the experiences of people who access these groups or services and those who work or volunteer in them. The research will be carried out through informal interviews and a focus group. The information gathered will be used to provide some guidance which will enable groups to be more inclusive going forward.
Groups might include anything from formal service provision to hobby, interest or craft groups, or activities to address social isolation or loneliness - anything that a person over 50 might access within the local community. These do not need to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) or older people specific services.
Liz is looking for the following individuals to take part in her research study:
- People aged 50 and over who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, and use/or have used community based services, groups or organisations - find out more here.
- People who work or volunteer in community based services, groups or organisations - find out more here.
This research is being funded through the School for Social Care Research, part of the National Institute for Healthcare Research. More information about the study is available by contacting Liz directly.
If you have any questions about this study or would like to take part, please email email@example.com