Social care services must take into account the sexual orientation of their clients and must avoid any form of discrimination in order to comply with the national standards.
Huge thanks to our friend Lord Ray Collins of Highbury, who highlights that sadly inequality still exists in marginalized groups such as the LGBT+ community.
In this video, Ray reflects on how home care is best placed to meet the needs of this group in order to strive for equality.
Ray is the Deputy Leader of Labour Lords and friend of Ashridge Home Care.
Live in home care services for Lesbian Gay Trans
According to a study by the University of Hertfordshire, LGBT elders are more likely to avoid seeking medical because of fear of discrimination. Because live-in carers stay with you in your home, you can freely discuss your medical concerns. They can also act as a health advocate for you during medical procedures and visits to your doctor.
Opting for home care instead of residential care means you can live independently in your own home. The right home carer will give you the respect and care you deserve so you can live out your later years with dignity.
If you’d like to discuss your situation, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us for a free, no obligation discussion.