Professional male carer,
qualified in working with a variety of clients in their own home environment
Experienced in working within
the community I cared for clients with dementia, learning difficulties,
people with physical disabilities, respite care and terminally ill clients
who wish to die in their own home with their loved ones
Working closely with your
partner, friends, family and other professionals to provide the best personal
care has top priority in my service
I am happy to discuss the
care which suits you, be it personal care, taking you out for the day,
preparing your favourite meals to assisting you with your day to day domestic
Days and times can be arranged
to suit your own personal care
Cost are £15.00 per
hour plus travel expenses
Until recently I have been buying Viagra through the internet and a
friend also brought me some generic tablets back rfrm overseas which also
worked fine and were much cheaper.
I am 65 and have occasional medical checkups for mild type 2 diabetes
and slightly raised blood pressure for which I take beta blockers.
I am fortunate in having a doctor I can talk to and I told her I was
using Viagra and how I obtained it and she just said, 'don't do that, I'll
write you a prescription' and she did for four 100 mg tablets.
She told me she can prescribe this every month.
I split the tablets into two giving me 8 doses a month. This seems
to work fine with no side effects as far as I can tell.
I am much happier (apart from cost) getting the tablets through my
GP who knows my medical history and would advise any older guy with either
blood pressure or diabetes type 1 or 2 to have a talk with their doctor.
It takes a bit of courage to discuss our sex lives with doctors but there
is really no reason to not do so. They have heard everything before so
take the plunge.
I came across your page while doing a search for gay organisations aimed
at older men in London.
I'm starting some research into the health concerns of older gay men
(in this case defined as over 60) and at what is thought to enhance or
This is part of an MA degree in Health Promotion and Health Education
carried out at the Institute of Education. I'm a gay man who is a volunteer
with and a director of Gay Men Fighting AIDS (GMFA) and interested in gay
mens health in a broad holistic way.I'm wanting to interview a number of
men for about an hour each and wondered if you thought that your website
may be a suitable place to ask for
interested people?Look forward to hearing back from you.
E:Mail me at David Clover
lesbian and gay people - forgotten no more (25.7.01)
Older lesbian and gay people's issues are addresed for the first time
by Age Concern England in a new publication being launched today. The aim
is to bring about positive change to organisational culture and raise awareness
of the existence and needs of older lesbians and gay men and to ensure
that they enjoy full and equal access to services.
'Opening Doors' is the latest resource pack in a series of 24, each
dealing with an aspect of services for older people. This Pack highlights
Age Concern's growing role in the promotion of older lesbian and gay issues,
arising from the charity's objective to be wholly inclusive, working for
the benefit of all older people, and ensuring that all older people can
enjoy later life.
Research shows that at least 6.5 per cent of people in the UK are exclusively
homosexual. This suggests that one in every fifteen users of Age Concern
services is a lesbian or gay man. Even if the ratio were much lower, it
would be vitally important to challenge negative attitudes and provide
practical guidance on developing services.
Information contained in the new Resource Pack includes:
· Key issues: myths and misinterpretations, the use and abuse
·Needs and responses: getting started, respecting privacy and
discretion, reaching, engaging with and
consulting older lesbians and gay men, ideas for services for older
lesbians and gay men
· Practical examples: a selection of groups, organisations and
projects that show a variety of approaches towards meeting the needs of
lesbian and gay older people
· A lesbian and gay timeline: highlights key historical events
which have been part of the formation of what it is to be homosexual in
· The most useful sections of all Resource Packs are those detailing
relevant books and other media resources, and the lists useful contacts.
'Opening Doors' is intended for anyone who is working with, or interested
in developing services for older people, including with older lesbians
and gay men. It sets out the challenge facing organisations to create an
environment of positive acceptance and welcome for lesbian and gay clients
and for lesbian and gay staff and volunteers.
The ideas and examples are applicable to a wide readership: those working
in local authorities, other voluntary organisations, housing associations,
residential and nursing home providers. The Resource Pack refers regularly
to what is and can be done by Age Concern locally, but it is produced with
the intention of being of interest to the widest possible readership.
Gordon Lishman, Age Concern England's Director General, said: "The situation
for most lesbian and gay people at the beginning of the 21st century is
more positive, secure and affirming than at any time in our history. However,
the majority of older people have lived a large part of their lives in
less liberal times. Although much has changed to encourage greater trust
and understanding, there are still barriers to break down and many doors
yet to be opened.
"Opening Doors sets the current scene within organisational culture
and tries to turn increasingly positive attitudes into equally positive
action. It should give a clear signal to agencies working with and for
older people, to the lesbian and gay movement, and to older lesbians and
gay men themselves."
Age Concern England hosted a national conference on the needs of older
lesbians and gay men in February 2002.
Examples of good practice within Age Concern are available. For example,
Age Concern Gloucestershire has taken part in training sessions and is
expanding services to older lesbians and gay men. All its leaflets and
promotional material state that the Organisation recognises the needs of
older lesbians and gay people without singling them out.
Research following an initial study in1948 by Alfred Kinsey indicates
that 10% of males and 2-3% of females are exclusively homosexual. Using
the average of these figures, 6.5%, suggests that every fifteenth user
of Age Concern is a lesbian or gay
Age Concern is the leading charity in the UK concerned with ageing and
older people, and works to improve the quality of life for all older people.
Their website is to be found at www.ace.org.uk
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AND BETA BLOCKERS
I've taken Inderal beta blocker for many years for slightly raised blood
pressure. Has anyone any experience of using Viagra while taking this drug
? I don't really like talking to my doctor although I know I should be
I use Viagra purchased on the net and it's great. I take half Inderal
beta blocker and there appears to be no bad effects. A friend also bought
some tablets back from Egypt which while not viagra contain the same ingredient
and they also work fine.
Does anyone sell large size condoms. I'm not trying to boast but I do find
those in the Freedom packs too tight and the effort of putting them on
causes a drop in pressure !! I did read recently that the Germans want
the size of european condoms reducing as they were too large for
the average German. Not my experience I have to say.
A company called condomi offer larger condoms but say demand is small.
Are we British too modest about our endowments ?
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