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Silver Rainbows offers a range of training and CPD courses for professionals working with older LGBT+ people.


Our training has been developed to meet the challenges of working to deliver effective services that meet the needs of older LGBT+ people.

Training that draws on the real-life experiences of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. Our programmes will give you an understanding of what support for LGBT+ people means, what are the differences and why intersectionality it is important.

Developing Professional Practice

Become competent with appropriate terminology and what to say when confronting prejudice. Our training covers how to ask questions with confidence and sensitivity. Staff will be equipped to tackle issues around sexuality and gender identity with service users and staff and volunteers.

Bespoke, face to face and online training gives service providers the skills to understand what patient-centred care for older LGBT+ people means, promoting an inclusive environment for all.

Lgbt+ and Access Health and Social Care

A strong and robust research base that includes statistics and experiences of LGBT+ people seeking and accessing health and social care, forms the basis for a mandate to change services for the better.

Third sector organisations, and government bodies such as the Care Quality Commission have implemented guidance for the improvement of services for LGBT+ people over 50 and recognises the unique needs of this group.

Courses On Offer

Our training has been developed to meet the challenges of working in health and social care. Through face-to-face masterclasses, workshops and on-line training, to meet the Care Quality Commission standard of care for older LGBT+ people.

Areas covered include: Older LGBT+ Awareness, Residential and Nursing Care – Home Visiting Services – Support Services for Older People – Palliative Care, End of Life Care.

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Book onto one of our online courses or enquire about delivery for your organisation.

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Accreditation Scheme

Silver Rainbows accreditation scheme gives assurance to LGBT+ customers and their families that you care without prejudice.

Accreditation scheme enabling care homes to meet the needs of older LGBT+ people, their families and friends.

Step by step support, easy to follow resources and expert guidance. Improve your online and community presence and be more attractive to potential LGBT+ service users.

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