While we do have more BAME respondents than is usual in our UK survey, we still don’t have enough. Older LGBT+ people of African/Caribbean heritage are especially under-represented. Please spread the word.
We’ve had a fantastic response to our survey and now have almost 400 responses. While older cis bisexual people and all trans people are more represented in this UK survey than any other before, we would still like to hear from more, to make sure we include as many voices as possible. At first weContinue reading “We need more cis lesbians, cis bisexual people and all trans people to do our survey”
We’re getting a lot of interest in our project and also we’ve had some inquiries about what other UK research has recently take place. So we’ve added the details of some recent UK publications describing the findings of research on issues relation to LGBT+ ageing and health and social care. Hopefully they will be ofContinue reading “Recent UK research”
We now have nearly 200 survey responses from a broad spectrum of the LGBT+ people. We are delighted that older lesbians and trans people of wide-ranging sexualities are well-represented among our participants. They are usually less-well represented in mixed older LGBT+ research projects. Disappointingly, older bisexual people are under-represented, as they so often are. WeContinue reading “The great response continues”
We’ve had almost 150 responses in our first week, which is great. Most small-scale older LGBT+ studies like ours get around 200 survey responses. We are hoping for more of course! The largest UK older LGBT+ survey so far was the ‘Safe Housing Project’ exploring older LGBT+ housing needs, run by Professor Andrew King ofContinue reading “Great response”
The project’s survey has just been launched. It can be found here.
Before any academic research project can take place, the research team has to apply for ethical approval. The project outline, all of its materials (e.g. information sheets, consent forms, surveys, questionnaires) plus a detailed form asking questions about lots of ethical aspects of the project have to be submitted to a university ethics committee. ThisContinue reading “Ethical approval”
We are conducting a small UK research project exploring how older LGBT+ people are affected by COVID+19. You can find out more about us here. We know that they are disproportionately affected in three main ways: 1) as older people, i.e. because of their ages; 2) as LGBT+ people, i.e. because of their sex/genders andContinue reading “Welcome to our blog”