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In the margins or the mainstream? Future directions and innovations in providing inclusive accommodation and support for older LGBTI adults

Special issue call for papers from Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

Deadline - 1 April 2015

Guest editors

Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Middlesex University, UK
Dr Paul Willis, Swansea University, UK
Antony Smith, Age UK

About the issue

There is a growing demand for increased choices in housing, enhanced care and provision of person centred support for older adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) who do not feel recognised by current mainstream services and/or who anticipate or experience discriminatory treatment.

We are seeking empirical or theoretical-based papers from international researchers engaged in applied research that present new arguments on the future directions that housing, social care and other forms of community based provision should take for increasing inclusive service provision to older LGBTI adults.

It is expected that contributing authors will translate key messages from research and theoretical debates into implications for practice with older adults, thus maintaining a practice-orientation to the issue. We also welcome shorter pieces of up to 1,500 words that reflect practice and promote service user voices.

Possible topics and themes may include (but are not limited to):

  • Improving person centred care services for dependent older LGBTI adults living at home
  • New models and schemes for housing provision for LGBTI adults in later life
  • Older adults’ perspectives on future housing and social care services
  • Innovations in housing and social care provision for older LGBTI adults
  • Gender-sensitive social care for older transgender adults
  • Inclusive service provision for end-of-life care
  • Social care issues for specific groups of older adults within the LGBTI spectrum
  • Mixed models of health and social care in later life
  • Enhanced role of inspectorate and other public agencies in monitoring quality of care

We will also have a reviews section which includes books and resources on LGBTI ageing issues more generally.

Submission criteria

Submission deadline: 1 April 2015

Before your submit please read the guidelines for authors

Please submit your paper via the online submission system. NB Please ensure that you submit to the special issue area.

Further information

If you have any questions or would like additional information on this issue please contact the guest editors:

Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield
Middlesex University, UK
[email protected]

Dr Paul Willis
Swansea University, UK
[email protected]

Antony Smith
Age UK

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