Older & Out
Older & Out is an Age Concern Central Lancashire Service funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities fund. Supporting older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) people, the service is also available to those who may be affected in some way by older LGB&T issues, for example a friend or relation of an older LGB&T person.
There are a number of strands within Older & Out providing support and guidance for the older LGB&T community. These include an information line, a ‘Live Chat’ facility, 1 to 1 buddying, social group meetings, involvement in local events and activities, and a variety of volunteering opportunities.
The LGB&T social group ‘Older & Out Preston’ meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 3pm – 5pm at the Ham & Jam Coffee Shop, 50 Lancaster Rd, Preston, PR1 1DD.
The social group takes place in a bright safe space where people can be themselves and socialise free from discrimination. Its members also hold other regular meetings and social activities in and around Lancashire. Although primarily aimed at LGB&T people 50+ the social group is welcoming to LGB&T people and ‘straight allies’ of all ages and acts as an alternative to the ‘Pub & Club’ scene.
Older & Out Information Line
Free and confidential – the Older & Out information line can signpost you to the appropriate advice, guidance and support you may need as a 50+ LGB&T person or a person affected in some way by LGB&T issues
The Older & Out information line is available weekdays between 9.30am – 4.00pm on 01772 552897
Don’t feel confident to make a call? Older & Out ‘Live Chat’ gives 50+ LGB&T people the opportunity to chat confidentially with an advisor on line. ‘Live Chat’ is available weekdays between 9.30am – 4.00pm. Log onto Live Chat at www.55plus.org.uk/livechat
You can also Email Older & Out – firstname.lastname@example.org
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