Lesbian, gay and bisexual people's housing 5

MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Older lesbian, gay and bisexual people are often vulnerable and isolated, with YouGov research for Stonewall showing that they are more likely to have a history of mental ill health and more likely to live alone than heterosexual people.  What will you do to make sure that housing providers applying to your Specialised Housing Fund are tackling effectively the loneliness and isolation faced by older lesbian, gay and bisexual people?


Answer for Lesbian, gay and bisexual people's housing 5

Answer for Lesbian, gay and bisexual people's housing 5

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund enables the provision of more and better housing for older and disabled people. All older people can be affected by loneliness and isolation and one of the roles of specialist housing for them is to promote wellbeing. I expect that, in developing proposals for housing that does this, providers consider the specific needs of all equality groups, including lesbian, gay and bisexual people. This is, of course, a requirement of the Equality Act 2010.