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Combating the digital exclusion and social distancing of older LGBT+ people during COVID-19

Loneliness and social isolation hit the very older generations of LGBT+ people particularly hard because they are much less likely to have support from children or extended family, and a significant proportion of them still remain digitally excluded to varying degrees. The recent Covid-19 pandemic has also now socially distanced them from the LGBT+ friends, social activities and community centres they once relied on for company.

This one-hour interactive workshop, run by one of our members – Opening Doors London explores the impact of social isolation on the mental health of older LGBT+ people in the context of increased physical distancing and provides practical examples of ways LGBT+ groups and organisations can engage with this vulnerable community in the critical months ahead.

This interactive webinar will cover:

  • What is digital exclusion and how it impacts older LGBT+ people?
  • Current challenges of Older LGBT+ people under COVID19
  • Information and research on the impact of the COVID-19 ‘lock-down’ on increasing social isolation and mental health problems of Older LGBT+ People.
  • How to identify Older LGBT+ people needs during a pandemic
  • Good practice and examples of engaging Older LGBT+ people
  • Q&A

 

Please register below. You will be sent joining instructions prior to the start of the Webinar.

  • Please give the full name of the person who will be attending the event
  • Please use this space to tell us what pronouns this person uses (eg. he/she/they), this is optional but recommended
  • Please give the name of the organisation, group or project that will be represented at the event
  • Please give the email address of the person who will be attending the event
  • Please give the contact phone number of the person who will be attending the event
  • Does the delegate have any specific access requirements?

Event Details

June 2 • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Free

Venue

Online

Organiser

Opening Doors London
Website:
https://www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk/