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GROWING TOGETHER

My partner and I are both in our 50s and have been together for 25 years. Old age has always been part of our planning, and we’ve made provisions for being able to pay for care when we might need it. Still, we were chatting recently and found ourselves wondering – where would we go if we needed to go into a care home? To our shock, we discovered we wouldn’t have a lot of choice in terms of LGBT-specific care homes or LGBT-specific care. I think what we all want in our old age is security, closeness, to be loved and not to be lonely. We should be able to express our feelings openly and live our lives without fear of offending others – whatever our age. I believe we should be campaigning, as a wider community, for more LGBT-friendly care homes and retirement villages. In fact, we have visions of setting up a charity to raise funds towards just this, but we just don’t know where to start…

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