Moving into a care home: advice for lesbian, gay and bisexual people

Making the decision to move into a care home is never easy, for the person with dementia, their partner or relatives - whatever the person's sexual orientation. However, in spite of recent improvements in law to protect their rights, lesbian, gay and bisexual people can still find moving into a care home particularly difficult due to fears of homophobia or of not having their specific needs met. This factsheet provides some advice on choosing a suitable care home and suggests things to think about when the person moves in.