Caregiving in the LGBT Community provides a guide to engaging and supporting LGBT caregivers through programming.
Caregiving is emerging as an increasingly important area of focus in the social services sphere, and service providers are seeking effective ways to support the growing caregiving population. While all caregivers can benefit from supportive services, not all caregivers are the same. Those who belong to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have much in common with other caregivers, but also have unique experiences and needs.
Successfully supporting LGBT caregivers requires an understanding of these differences as well as modified interventions designed to meet their needs. This guide provides an overview of what caregiving looks like in the LGBT community, and offers service providers ideas and best practices for reaching and supporting these caregivers.