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8th Feb 2019

ExChange: Developing inclusive health and social care services for older trans people in Wales - the TrAC project

Cardiff

Hadyn Ellis Medical Research Facility Maindy Road Room 0.27B Cardiff CF24 4HQ

 

Developing inclusive health and social care services for older trans people in Wales - the TrAC project

 

This project will be facilitated by the following presenters:

Paul Willis, University of Bristol
Michele Raithby, Swansea University
Chris Dobbs, Swansea University
Cecilia Dubois, Swansea University

Details from the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee (2016) brought forward in a Parliamentary report identified pervasive transphobia in public services. A recent 2018 LGBT survey reports lower life-satisfaction with trans participants. The TrAC (Trans Ageing and Care) project, a mixed-methods study that looks at health and social care provision for older trans people seeks to identify good practice and make wider recommendations for change in light of lack of research evidence specific to older people’s lives.

A fundamental principle of the project is engagement with trans and older LGBT community organisations. This includes a critical reference group, recruitment of trans community members as peer interviewers with older trans people, and input from a counsellor with expertise in providing specialist therapeutic support.

Three workshops were held across Wales in 2018 to bring together trans community members and professionals (n=44) to discuss the implications of the findings for informing practice.

We will outline key findings from the life-history interviews and the survey, and present digital stories of older trans’ people’s lives that are based on the project findings and discuss implications for health and social care practice more inclusive in Welsh services.

For more information please visit the project website: http://trans-ageing.swan.ac.uk/

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