Raising the equality flag: Health inequalities among older LGBT people in the UK

International Longevity Centre UK, May 2019

This report highlights new findings from a recent project to explore the discrepancies in health outcomes experienced by older LGBT people.  The research reveals that a lifetime of prejudice and stigma is leading to worse physical and mental health, poorer access to health and social care, as well as greater levels of social isolation and loneliness among older LGBT people.  The report calls for action to address health inequalities for older LGBT people through improving the inclusivity of mainstream health and care provision, strengthening the training of health and care staff, and enhancing data collection around older LGBT people and their health and care needs.

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Interface between health and adult social care: Sixty-Third Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report

House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts, October 2018

Outlines the widespread consensus that integration and joint working is the right way forward for the health and social care system to deliver the best and most effective outcomes for people and their families. However, it concludes that the Government still lacks an effective overall strategy or plan to achieve its long-held aim to integrate these two sectors.

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