Westwood, SL (2016) LGBT* ageing in the UK: spatial inequalities in older age housing/care provision. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 24 (1). 63 -76. ISSN 1759-8281

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Abstract

Older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans*(LGBT*) people are extremely concerned about older age housing and social care provision, perceived as ill equipped to meet their needs. Some want gender/sexuality specific housing/housing with care. While such projects exist in Europe, the USA, Australia and Canada, there are none in the United Kingdom. The lack of 'LGBT-friendly' mainstream provision and of alternative specialist services in the UK, produce profound spatial inequalities for LGBT people in later life. Drawing on the literature, including my own recent research with older lesbian, gay and bisexual people, I consider the legal and social policy implications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: housing, LGBT, social care, ageing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1050 Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ75 Homosexuality. Lesbianism
H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 09:27
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 12:51
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/3120

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