Invisible no more? Including lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in social work and social care.

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Show simple item record Fish, Julie 2011-03-18T10:29:27Z 2011-03-18T10:29:27Z 2009
dc.identifier.citation Fish, J. (2009) Invisible no more? Including Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans People in Social Work and Social Care. Practice: Social Work in Action, 21 (1) pp. 48-63. en
dc.identifier.issn 1742-4909
dc.identifier.issn 0950-3153
dc.description.abstract Until recently, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people were invisible users of social care; this paper provides an overview of the social and political context which led to this neglect. With the introduction of legislation in 2007 which prohibited discrimination in service provision and increasingly liberal social attitudes, this previously hidden population is more likely to disclose their sexual orientation to providers and to expect equal treatment in their receipt of services. Furthermore, the new policy agenda for adult social care — the personalisation of services — means that users and carers will have more choice about personally tailored services and control in how they are delivered. Care Matters: Time for Change 2007 has emphasised the importance of education in securing looked after children’s life opportunities and has identified a key role for social care workers in children’s achievement. Yet LGB children continue to face homophobic bullying in schools with the potential risk to their educational attainment and self esteem. These agendas require that service providers know about the issues and concerns of LGB service users and have an understanding about their experiences of care services. This paper identifies a number of good practice initiatives in LGB social care and outlines recommendations for providing appropriate care. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject improving services en
dc.subject sexual orientation en
dc.subject policy en
dc.subject personalisation en
dc.title Invisible no more? Including lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in social work and social care. en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Participation & Social Justice
dc.researchgroup Social Work
dc.researchgroup Reproduction Research Group
dc.researchgroup Health Policy
dc.researchgroup Mary Seacole Research Centre
dc.researchgroup Health Policy Research Unit
dc.peerreviewed Yes en

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