Recent policy in Britain has promoted the recognition of diversity of experience in later life. However, despite this, sexuality in later life is a little understood area and one that health and social care practitioners often overlook in their dealings with older service users. Co-written by a researcher, project worker and older volunteers, this book provides an accessible guide for those practitioners who work with older people, to develop a deeper understanding of issues of discrimination and oppression attached to sexuality in later life and explore the implications for practice.
Background and introduction
Developing inclusive practice: background to the Gay and Grey project
Lessons to be drawn from the Gay and Grey research project
Aspects of homophobia and heterosexuality in later life: personal, cultural and structural
Promoting acceptance; Visibility and Validation
Care settings and the home
Looking forward: developing creativity in practice