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Opening Doors London is a charity that helps connect LGBTQ+ people over 50, helping them with their loneliness and isolation. They are less likely to have kids, their stories are less likely to be passed on.
Telefriending is a programme the charity offer, where they pair volunteers with LGBTQ+ people over 50 according to their interest.
Discover the stories of #RainbowElders in London
Mixtapes of the LGBTQ+'s stories and songs.
We place the mixtapes in places that are special to them and their stories.
We would also post them on social media, telling people to find them in London.
The #RainbowElders mixtape (front)
Using the Spotify code on the front of the tape, people can find the playlist on Spotify.
The #RainbowElders mixtape (back)
Explaining Andy's story, telling people the meaning of the special spot that this tape is placed.
Prompting people to join Telefriend.
Create a phone box where people can actually call the elders
Andy's phone box
Include Andy's tape which would be playing once you enter phone box.
Call Andy directly, they would be on the other side of the line.
with pictures of Andy's life.