“The Last Outing” Project

“The Last Outing: Exploring end of life experiences and care needs in the lives of older LGBT people”. The study has been funded by Marie Cure Cancer Care Research Programme, and is led by Dr Kathryn Almack at the University of Nottingham.

We are now at the stage of launching our survey and we are keen to extend our contacts with LGBT individuals and groups across the UK to publicise the survey to potential participants as widely as possible, and so we wonder if you would publicise the project via any groups or networks to which you belong.
We are looking for participants who meet the following criteria:

·         Currently live in the UK

·         Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans, or their gender identity and/or gender expression is different from the one assigned at birth

·         Are aged 60 or over OR are under 60 but have a partner or a person for whom they care who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans and is aged 60 or over.

We hope that the project findings will have an impact on present and future health and social care provision and so we would very much appreciate your help in reaching people who meet these criteria.  We would be pleased to hear from individuals and groups alike, who would like to participate.

The study will run for two years (to Aug 2014) and we will be capturing people’s experiences in two ways:
1. A UK-wide survey of LGBT older people’s end of life experiences and care needs
2. In-depth interviews with a sub-sample of the survey respondents (up to 60 people) to examine in-depth issues highlighted from the survey.
More information about the study and the research team can be found at:
The above website contains a link to the online version of the survey or we are more than happy to provide a hard copy of the survey for anyone wishing to participate who does not have access to computer or who would prefer to work with a paper copy. For the latter we would need a postal address and we will provide a prepaid envelope for the survey’s return.

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