Research will examine the ‘untold stories’ of LGBT service-users | DisabledGo News and Blog


By Raya Al Jadir New research will investigate the “untold stories” of disabled lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the social care system. The study will explore the experiences of LGBT disabled men and women who use direct payments or personal budgets to fund their social care. It has been launched by the disabled LGBT organisation Regard, the gay rights charity Stonewall, the Norah Fry Research Centre at the University of Bristol and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). Dr Ju Gosling, co-chair of Regard, said: “We know almost nothing about the use and experiences of using social care support by LGBT disabled men and women, because to date no-one has asked. “This is despite the fact that as many as one in three LGBT people are disabled. “We are also disproportionately represented among social care-users, because we are less likely to live in the area we grew up, and less likely to have children and family members to support us, than other disabled

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