Delivering high-quality social care
Providing specialist care to LGBT communities
Manchester City Council
Manchester City Council is building the country's first LGBT Extra Care Scheme to support older members of the LGBT community. Manchester has one of the largest LGBT populations in the UK and older LGBT people have said that as they grow older they can fear discrimination, particularly in relation to their care needs and this scheme will offer access to care on-site if needed, while remaining completely independent. A 60 unit site aimed at the LGBT community will be built in the next few years.
In advance of the scheme 'going live' work has commenced to develop a new LGBT 'kite-mark' for assessing the quality of home care and residential services from an equalities perspective. This dovetails with a scheme already in place to award a 'Pride in Practice' for primary care services.