Pre-print of: Hughes, M & Kentlyn, S 2011, 'Older LGBT people’s care networks and communities of practice: a brief note', International Social Work, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 436-444.
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This paper critically examines literature relating to the care of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It promotes an analysis of the network context of this care and advocates the use of the concept of ‘communities of practice’ to understand the processes of network participation and identity negotiation.