Bring Dementia Out - Supporting LGBT people with dementia

Our latest Housing LIN guest blog looks at a new programme supporting LGBT people with dementia.

Written by Claire Days, the Bring Dementia Out Programme Co-ordinator, the blog looks at the work of the new Bring Dementia Out programme from the LGBT Foundation, supported by the Guinness Partnership and in partnership with National Dementia Action Alliance, Switchboard (Brighton & Hove), National LGB&T Partnership and LGBT Consortium.

With over 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia, and an estimated one in ten of people identifying as LGBT, there could be as many as 85,000 LGBT people with dementia in the UK. Bring Dementia Out aims to address the lack of visibility and awareness for how LGBT people are supported within dementia care and housing services.