Older Mind Matters

Service improvement project started for Age UK Cheshire

Older Mind Matters Ltd has been commissioned to carry out a service improvement project for Age UK Cheshire looking into older transgender people’s experiences of health and social care (the Trans*age Project). (We’re defining older as over the age of 50!) Some of the questions we’ll be asking trans people and people working in health and social care are:

  • What are your experiences of older trans* people accessing health and social care?
  • What barriers to care you are aware of, or concerned about?
  • What might help to overcome these barriers?
  • What you would regard as good practice?
  • What good (or bad) experiences have you had?


I’ll attach a poster we’ve made about the project for information (see POSTER v2.pdf), but please get in touch if you want to know more.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Susan wrote:
I had an email from Wendy which I would like to share with anyone who is interested:
We are a team from De Montfort University and have been funded by Macmillan Cancer Support to conduct a small study in exploring experiences of cancer care of LGBT people. We have NHS ethical and R&D approval to conduct the study in 5 hospital settings, but we would also like to include trans people with cancer in the study through community settings also. We feel it is a ground-breaking piece of research because most previous health research has been conducted in transitioning services and has overlooked other aspects of health and healthcare.

If you could share details of the study amongst your contacts and in any newsletter and/or website we would be very grateful:

https://community.macmillan.org.uk/cancer_experiences/lgbt/f/34890/p/126795/1020834#1020834

Wed, November 22, 2017 @ 1:23 PM

2. Susan M wrote:
This is the text of an email forwarded to me:
“Currently, Prostate Cancer UK does not provide any information specifically for trans women. We are now undertaking research into the information and support needs of trans women who are at risk of or may be living with prostate cancer – with a view to finding ways to meet these needs.

As part of the research I’d like to speak with experts/health professionals working with trans women and trans women themselves (participants do not need to have prostate cancer). We’d be happy to hear from any trans woman who wishes to talk about their experiences of accessing health care, their knowledge about prostate problems etc. Contact us here.”
The link is below but pls copy and paste it into your browser:
https://prostatecanceruk.org/prostate-information/are-you-at-risk/trans-women-and-prostate-cancer

Fri, December 22, 2017 @ 3:27 PM

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