Ageing Better in Birmingham: The LGBT Perspective

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Ageing Better in Birmingham: The LGBT Perspective

Saturday 10th September, 10am – 2.00pm

The Penthouse (above the Loft Lounge), 143 Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham B5 6RG

An opportunity for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities around Birmingham to discuss tackling the causes of social isolation for LGBT people who are 50 and over

Birmingham LGBT is holding an Ageing Better event for members of the community who are interested in discussing how to ‘age better’: how to stay socially connected and supported by each other and how social investment could be utilised to strengthen these community networks.

The event will be based around two workshops, which will look at:

  • The issues older LGBT people face, and how the LGBT community can work with other stakeholders to tackle the root causes of social isolation.
  • ‘Asset mapping’ the LGBT community: finding out the places and people who support the LGBT communities in Birmingham.

This event will also be the launch of the Older LGBT People’s Forum, a membership group which will give a voice to older LGBT people, to enable them to discuss issues in further depth, influence the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme and feed into the LGBT Local Action Plan: investment in the LGBT community.

This event is for anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bi or trans who lives, works or socialises in Birmingham. We are especially keen to encourage LGBT people who are 50 and over to attend.

This is a free event, and lunch is provided. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please contact the organiser – details below.

If you do not fall into this group but you are still interested in the event, or wish to find out more about Ageing Better in Birmingham (LGBT Hub), contact Maria Hughes on 0121 643 0821 or email mariahughes@blgbt.org

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