Project Updates

The project’s progress will be updated here

March 2021: the survey is now under development, using Qualtrics(c). Invitations to be interviewed are in the process of being sent out. Focus groups are being set up in collaboration with project partners.

Ethical approval for the empirical parts of the project – survey, interviews, focus groups – was given in March 2021

Funding was awarded in 2020. An initial review of the literature was conducted and this is informing the basis of a preliminary scoping peer-reviewed journal article which is currently under development.

The project has now ended. Please see the following outputs:

Westwood, S. (2022) The intersection of religion, sexual orientation and gender identity rights in older age care spaces (RESORGICH): Scoping study findings. April, 2022https://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/186248/

Westwood, S., Kevern, P., Kochberg, S., Moreton, D., Roberts, L. and  Hafford-Letchfield, T. (2022) Religion, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Older Age Care Contexts: Report on a one-day consultation event held at York Law School, University of York on 7th July 2022.

Westwood, S. (2022) Can religious social workers practice affirmatively with LGBTQ service recipients? An exploration within the regulatory context.Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. https://doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2022.2067652

Westwood, S. (2022). “People with faith-based objections might display homophobic behaviour or transphobic behaviour”: Older LGBTQ people’s fears about religious organisations and staff providing long-term care. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15528030.2022.2070820

Westwood, S. (2022) Religious-based negative attitudes towards LGBTQ people among healthcare, social care and social work students and professionals: A review of the international literature. Health and Social Care in the Community, http://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13812 https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13812