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Opening Doors London

Opening Doors London aims to specifically meet the needs of the older LGBT* (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans*) community and is aimed at people who identify as LGBT* and are over the age of 50. We have members from across London and beyond. The aims of Opening Doors London are to develop services for the older LGBT* community that combat isolation through the provision of: • regular social activities • a dedicated signposting and referral service • a befriending service Opening Doors London also campaigns with service user Ambassadors to ensure older LGBT* voices are heard by policy makers and to provide information, guidance and staff training for statutory and voluntary sector service providers, in order to help them develop appropriate and inclusive services for older LGBT* people. For information about volunteering opportunities at Opening Doors London please contact us.

Updated:
5 December 2017
Local Alliances:
Camden Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

As part of our commitment to meeting the needs of the older LGBT* community, we aim to ensure that our staff and volunteers are alert and sensitive to the needs of people living with or affected by dementia, and equipped to provide them with any appropriate support and access to information, local services and opportunities for inclusive participation.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We do not foresee any significant barriers to implementing our actions.

2. Actions

  • Rainbow Memory Cafe

    Hold a monthly “Rainbow Memory Café” - a safe and friendly space for LGBT people living with dementia and LGBT carers of people with dementia to come together for peer support.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Dementia Friends

    Arrange for staff and volunteers to take part in a Dementia Friends Information Session to become Dementia Friends.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Promotion

    Promote the work of the Alliance and the relevant services and information provided by other Alliance members.

    Status:
    Planning