Accommodation in Manchester will support older LGBTQ+ people, whose loneliness has been exacerbated by the pandemicBill Moss, a retired prison officer, felt isolated before Covid. As the only gay person in his block of sheltered flats in Salford, coronavirus has heightened his sense of loneliness. Single, without any close family and cut off from an active social life in Manchester’s gay village, he spends most of the day with only the TV for company.Moss, 57, has been through a pandemic before. Aids robbed him of the love of his life, Henry, and at least 50 friends. So he appreciates how serious this one is, but he cannot get that message across to his fellow residents congregating unmasked at the entrance of the flats and wandering corridors and lifts unprotected. Their lack of understanding underlines his feeling of being alone. Related: More ‘age-appropriate’ homes needed in the UK, says report Related: ‘A home for life’: extra-care housing helps older people stay independent Continue reading…

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