Alice’s Garage is a national project empowering LGBTI Elders and promoting healthy LGBTI ageing.
The project pays homage to Alice Anderson, a motor mechanic who set up an all female motor service in Kew in 1919. Alice was described as ‘unconventional’ – women were not expected to be independent and a garage was considered mens business. Undeterred, Alice provided training and opportunities for women to work as pupil mechanics; she also offered women driving classes, mechanical instruction and the opportunity to work alongside mechanics on their own cars.
We recognise Alice empowered women with information, opportunities and respect for their capacities. Almost 100 years later we build on Alice’s principles to empower LGBTI elders through information, opportunities and respect for their capacity for autonomy. The project was launched in May 2016 and in November the focus was expanded to include LGBTI ageing.
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