This week, I’ve highlighted in Parliament the concerning issue of homophobic abuse in adult social care. I spoke about the experience of my constituents Ted Brown and his partner of 49 years Noel Glynn.
Noel was placed in a care home in Croydon after developing dementia in older age. He then suffered abhorrent homophobic abuse from staff, who also refused to recognise Ted as his civil partner.
No-one should have to fear that their sexuality or gender identity might result in such abuse if they need social care, but this is the reality many LGBTQ+ people continue to face. The government and the CQC must take action to ensure LGBTQ+ people are protected in care and that care providers are held accountable when abuse occurs. You can see part of my speech here>>