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Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin have brought together information and advice for older LGBT+ people.

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Age UK

Age UK provide information and advice for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people to help you understand your rights and how to deal with discrimination.

Advice for LGBTQIA older adults

Age UK have also produced an information guide to help older LGBT+ people navigate some of the issues of later life. The guide is called AgeUKIG02: LGBT+ and you can download it for free, from the Age UK site.

Information and advice

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin offers a free and confidential information and advice service for older people, their families and carers on 01743 233 123.

SAND (Safe Ageing No Discrimination)

SAND is a community organisation whose goal is to improve the experiences and increase the expectations of LGBT+ people as they age in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. SAND visualises a future where lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin are fully integrated into the community; a community that values their experiences, meets their needs and offers appropriate personalised care as they age.

Visit the SAND website


Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin works with SAND to offer a telephone befriending service called Reach, which offers older LGBT+ people a regular confidential phone call with a friendly trained volunteer.

If you’d like to find out more about Reach, call Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin on 01743 233 123 or email

Other sources of information


Information and support for LGBTQ+ communities and their allies.


Trans Unite

The Trans Unite website allows members of the transgender and non-binary communities to find a support group local to them (or even an online-only group).

Visit the Trans Unite website

Further information

Related pages on our website