TRAINING COURSES provided by Opening Doors

  • Understanding the lives of older LGBT* people – Half day ‘awareness’ training for all care and support staff who want to better understand the sexual orientation and gender identity issues of older LGBT* people.

 

  • Providing care and support to older lesbian, gay and bisexual people – Half or full day course to improve communication and interpersonal skills of staff working directly with older lesbian, gay and bisexual people to better assess and support their needs.

 

  • Providing care and support to older trans people – Half or full day course enabling frontline staff to better understand gender identity issues in the provision of services to older trans* people.

 

  • Personalising Care for Your LGBT* Clients – Half day course to increase staff understanding of how to implement appropriate and inclusive care and support plans of older LGBT* people.

 

  • Improving the mental health and wellbeing of older LGBT* people – One day course exploring how healthcare professionals can support older LGBT* people facing the challenges of discrimination, harassment and social isolation that exacerbate poor mental health in older age.

 

  • Dementia care and support for older LGBT* people – Half or full day exploring some of the additional complexities and challenges supporting older LGBT* people living with dementia in older age.

 

  • Bereavement support for older LGBT* people – One day course exploring the challenge of providing bereavement support to older LGBT* people experiencing increased anxiety about their sexual orientation without a partner and with little family or community support around them.

 

  • Older LGBT* Care Management Training – Half or full day exploring legal, policy, recruitment and management issues relating to best practice care and support of older LGBT* people.