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First retirement homes for LGBT OAPs

Assisted living can be especially tricky for the million or so gay over-60s in Britain


21 May 2019

The first retirement homes being planned for LGBT OAPs who worry about telling carers their sexuality.

With its mini-allotments, bicycle club and lively restaurant, the plan outlined by Tonic Living looks like the blueprint of any other retirement community. The difference is that most of the residents of Tonic’s proposed development would be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

The organisation, founded in 2014, is hoping to find a site within a year for what would be Britain’s first retirement home for LGBT people.

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