Our voices: LGBT+ later life housing
demand in London

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Tonic, Stonewall Housing and Opening Doors London (ODL) jointly carried out this research to better understand the housing, care and support requirements of older LGBT+ people in London. We aimed to capture ‘the voice of the demand’ of older LGBT+ people.

Our common ambition is to see that older LGBT+ people, whatever their history and background, are able to make choices about their housing, care and support from a range of safe and appropriate options.

We were supported in our research steering group by Professor Andrew King of the University of Surrey, and Dr Sait Bayrakdar of King’s College London, along with Julia Shelley, author of the original Building Safe Choices report in 2016.

We are extremely grateful for the support of funding from Mayor of London, the Tudor Trust and Commonweal Housing, without whom this work could not have been done.

Our Funders

Supported by Mayor of London
Commonweal Housing
The Tudor Trust

Building Safe Choices 2020 is a joint project between Tonic Housing, Stonewall Housing and Opening Doors London.

For further information, contact Matthew Riley.