Sadly, OLGA cannot any progress nationally in provision and support for LGBT clients in care homes. Care quality commission last year reported back to OLGA that there were isolated pockets of good practice but overall things were not good.
Hate Crime Reporting
At a local technical college LGBT awareness day recently, Mary Birch (Project Co-ordinator) challenged the college about their knowledge of reporting hate crimes. Unfortunately the two community police officers who were there to answer questions, completely messed up their guidance for potential victims. Obviously another case for North Yorkshire police to train their staff in equality, diversity, human rights and hate crime reporting.