Q&A for older LGBTIQ+ people

This brochure answers some of the questions older LGBTIQ+ people have about having their wishes and relationships respected when decisions are made for them. It also provides contacts and links to resources to help them get started on future planning.

LGBTIQ+ people can be vulnerable to having their wishes disregarded by relatives or carers when financial, property and medical decisions are made on their behalf.

To ensure your wishes are carried out and your partner’s rights and/or the rights of your chosen family are protected, you should have a will, power of attorney, guardianship document and advance care directive.

You should review these documents regularly after significant life events (end of relationship, major asset purchase etc).