A Call-out to all with an interest around LGBT and ageing issues!
We are inviting you to Bournemouth! Come spend Saturday 7 Nov. with us!
Are you interested in LGBT and ageing issues? Are you looking for tools to engage your group or staff about the discrimination experienced by older gay or lesbian service users and what to do about it? We are inviting participants who attended the first ESRC Festival of Social Science in 2012, the Masterclass in Ageing and LGBT issues the following April to share their experiences with all who are interested in reducing discrimination in ageing, particularly concerning LGBT citizens.
There will be opportunity for informal discussions about diversity, the potential damage of discrimination experienced by many older gay and lesbian citizens, and what can be done about it. The two previous events included a screening and distribution of the award winning, short film, RUFUS STONE and the launch and distribution of the Methods to Diversity Method Deck learning tool to inspire agencies, practitioners and communities to think about diversity within their ageing population.
Copies of the film and Method Deck will be available for free to new participants!The aim of this event is to share our tools with you and hear the stories from others who have used them. We are inviting them to discuss how they have used the two learning tools within their organisations' activities. Our part will be to listen! Lee-Ann Fenge and Kip Jones from the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences will facilitate.
We will listen to these experiences of using these tools in two focus groups, over coffees and at lunch, and share with each other how the tools might be used by newcomers. The morning will be set aside for individual reports, then all will be invited to share their own experiences of using these tools in two focus groups and share with each other how the tools might be used in the future. The morning is reserved for those who prefer to present more formal presentations of their use of the tools, successes and challenges. Please just let us know ahead what your time requirements will be and we can reserve a time-slot for you (approx. 20 minutes each).
We will be transcribing the discussions to develop an evaluation of the impact of these two innovative tools on real world practice.
Lunch, coffees and teas will be provided. Unfortunately, we are on a tight budget so there is no funding to cover your transportation costs. We suggest you book travel early and take advantage of reduced rates and Saturday travel prices.