LGBT retirement community will be opened in Manchester

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Manchester City Council has announced plans to create the UK’s first retirement community for LGBT people. Non-LGBT people will also be able to live there, but there will be limit. More than a half of inhabitants should be LGBT. This is the first project in UK aimed to help the LGBT population in part of the program of providing accommodation for elderly people. Staff and carers will receive specific training on LGBT issues at the project, which is also backed by he LGBT Foundation, Stonewall Housing and the Homes and Communities Agency. The council pointed to a recent LGBT Foundation report that indicated higher levels of loneliness and isolation amongst LGBT older people, experience and fear of discrimination in existing accommodation and a “desire for affordable, accessible LGBT specific accommodation where they can be open about their identity in later life”.

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