Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Disabled Men and Women and Self-Directed Social Care Support
- Funder: NIHR SSCR
- Principal Applicant: Professor David Abbott
- Co-researchers: SCIE, REGARD, Stonewall
- Centre: Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies
- Project End: May 2017
LGBT disabled people who use self-directed social care support require that support to be personalised and organised and delivered in ways which maximise wellbeing (as per all users of social care). However, revealing, discussing and organising needs which might be said to relate to ‘being and doing’ LGBT, may prove challenging if staff and services are not open to discussing or responding to such needs. This research proposes finding out more about the needs and experiences of LGBT disabled people using survey and qualitative interview approaches. The research team is made up of academics, activists, campaigners and social care sector experts who share a commitment to improving social care outcomes for LGBT disabled people. The study will benefit from the extensive networks of users and practitioners that each partner has and as well as creating some traditional (academic) research outputs, will place a significant emphasis on the production and dissemination of outputs aimed at users, practitioners and services.