New play brings up issues around support for ageing LGBTQ+ members

Chris Gull September 1, 2022

A reading of a new play, Unforgettable: The Care Home Story, by Brian Daniels is being performed at The Ledward Centre, Brighton´s new LGBTQ+ Centre in Jubilee Street, this Saturday afternoon.

Edna a retired schoolteacher is now in her late 80s. Her partner of many years, Meg has been suffering from dementia and is restricted to a care home. Covid is all around. Edna and Meg never entered into a civil partnership but now decisions have to be made as to how Meg’s care will be financed. Edna has had a fall – is it time for her to go into residential care – how will her care be financed? A great anxiety though is that if she is in residential care can she be ‘open’ about her life and relationship with Meg. Much to ponder. And is a care home a safe place to be during Covid? How have they managed – so many residents have died. The pressures are enormous. This one act play takes you on a journey of love and sorrow, compassion and loss.

There will be a discussion after each performance exploring amongst other things how our ageing LGBTQ community are facing up to the possibility of needing residential care in later life. These discussions will be hosted by Jane Traies.

The performance is at 4pm on Saturday 3rd September in the relaxed and comfortable surroundings of the TLC Café

Tickets £12/£10 concessions click here