We are looking to gather the views of LGBT people who live, work or study in Tower Hamlets on what they might want from adult social care services as they get older. We’d like to find out how people who identify as LGBT in Tower Hamlets feel about situations in which they may need extra care as they get older, such as being cared for in their homes or moving to care homes.  You don’t need to be an older person in order to give your views; we would like the views of LGBT people of all ages, so although these situations may not affect you in the present we want to hear how you feel about them as you think about your future.

* 1. If you were to need care as you become older to support you remaining in your own home, would it be important to you that you were ‘out’ to those providing care to you, ie that they are aware of your identity as an LGB or T person?

* 2. If you were to need care as you become older to support you remaining in your own home, would it be important that those providing care to you:

* 3. If you were to employ a home carer yourself, would it be important that a carer:

* 4. If you were to go into residential care eg a care home, would it be important to you that there are staff who:

* 5. If you were to move into residential care, would it be important to you that there were other LGBT residents?

* 6. If it were an option, would you want to live in a residential care facility that was exclusively for LGBT people?

* 7. Would it be important to you that any services you might access as an older person make explicit reference to LGBT identities, for example in their promotional or marketing materials, waiting rooms, newsletters etc?

* 8. As an LGBT person, have you had any experiences with adult social care, services for older people or in any situations like those described above that you would like to share with us?

* 9. What are your fears about getting older as an LGBT person?

* 10. Please tell us about your identity – your age, whether you identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans* or in another way, and your ethnic background, eg 'Black British' and any other aspect of your identity that you would like to share

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