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Lancashire Care Group complete LGBT Awareness Training for Older People

L-R: Stocks Hall Staff Gwen Foster, Adele Sandison, Melanie Howard, Colin Pennington, Susan Gaskell

Lancashire Care organisation, Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group have recently embraced and completed Older & Out – LGBT Awareness Training.

The training given by Age Concern Central Lancashire, seeks to increase awareness and give greater understanding of (especially older) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Age UK say “There’s a real diversity of people within the LGBT community and this of course includes older people, we think this is something to be celebrated.”

Staff commented on how good the training was. They said it helped them understand older LGBT people more fully and helped them apply what they have learnt on the course, to their caring roles.

Mel Howard, Quality Assurance Manager at The Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group pictured here (centre) with staff says “We are delighted to support LGBT Older & Out. Age Concern’s training was very helpful and informative. Plans are already underway in appointing Stocks Hall LGBT Ambassadors to Champion LGBT and increase vital awareness across the Group. More Central Lancashire, Age Concern LGBT training sessions, have also been booked.”

Further information can be obtained from www.55plus.org.uk

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