Showcasing Research, Policy and Practice about end of life care for LGBT people
There are more than 3.7 million lesbian, gay and bisexual people and at least 12,500 transgender people in Britain. According to a report by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), many of them do not feel that end of life care services are open to them and are concerned that they will face discrimination and a lack of understanding from health and social care providers when they are dying.
This one-day conference, which is free and open to all, sets out to address some of the issues. Speakers include human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell; Dr Kathryn Almack from the Sue Ryder Care Centre for Palliative and End of Life Studies; retired police officer Cheryl Callow ; Bridget Moss, Director of Education at St Helena’s Hospice, Colchester, Essex; and Sam Turner of NCPC.