This section is specifically aimed at older people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

LGBTMany of the issues relating to planning for later life are very similar whether you are gay or straight.

However, some matters might need special consideration. This is because the legal context is changing in relation to gay people, mainly in a very helpful way. However the assumptions or prejudices of others can cause some difficulties.

As far as possible, information given is applicable across the UK but in some instances different arrangements may apply in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Readers in those countries are advised to contact their national Age UK organisations for further information where appropriate.

Older Lesbian, gay, bisexual people with dementia

Lesbian, gay and bisexual people with dementia are invited to take part in research to help understand their unique experiences. Interviews conducted at a location of your choice.

Call 07922 310 097, or email

If you would like any further information or have any suggestions to be included in this section, please contact us on 0208 981 7124 or at