The Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria and Transgender Victoria (TGV) are seeking to understand the needs of the LGBTI community in relation to planning for future care and medical needs, financial and estate planning as well as funeral and burial wishes. Is this important for you? What are your biggest concerns about getting older?… Continue reading THE FUTURE IS NOW! Safeguarding End of Life for Older LGBTI Victorians… »
Category: Articles from LGBTI Health Update
Each day in Australia, millions of people provide care and assistance to another person needing help to go about their everyday lives. Whether it be for a partner, family member, friend or neighbour – every caring situation is different and can include looking after someone who has a disability, mental illness, chronic illness, dementia or… Continue reading Introducing: Carer Gateway – the starting point for carer advice »
Number of people trained (f2f), people trained (online), organisations engaged Over 4500 people trained face to face Held more than 320 training sessions delivered by 10 partner organisations Australia wide. 1835 completions of the online training module Over 700 aged care facilities and/or service outlets across Australia have had staff attend the face to face… Continue reading Silver Rainbow: Key achievements of the training project January 2014 – June 2016 »
National Convention Centre, Canberra 2 – 4 November Join us at the Nation’s capital on the 2nd to 4th November for the 2016 AAG Conference. “Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Re-imagining Our Future”. This conference will bring together inspirational keynotes and over 200 speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines who will share their experiences, research and knowledge. … Continue reading Australian Association of Gerontology 2016 Conference – Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Re-Imagining our Future – »
Following are a list of some of the achievements of the Strategy Project over the last 2 years and some examples of current work. 1. Genders, Bodies and Relationships Passport The Passport is a tool to support clear communication between people and organisations on topics related to their genders, bodies, and relationships. This information is… Continue reading Silver Rainbow: Strategy Project Achievements January 2014 – January 2016 »
This working group was established by the Department of Social Services, and has now transferred to the Department of Health. The role of the Working Group is to advise and guide the Department of Health on the implementation of specific goals and actions and the setting of future priority actions within the National LGBTI Ageing… Continue reading Report Back from the Department of Health LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Working Group »
Michael Bleasdale, CEO Home Modifications Australia Home Modification as an early intervention Australia is one of a number of countries around the world which provides government-funded subsidies to older people, and people with disability, to modify their housing. These programmes address home modifications reactively – they are often precipitated by a fall or injury in… Continue reading Modifying the home: the foundation of ageing in place »
If you are receiving care or services from a Commonwealth-funded aged care provider, and have a concern about your treatment or the services you are receiving, you can contact us and ask for assistance in resolving your concern. We are an independent, national organisation and provide a free service for anyone to raise a concern… Continue reading What’s the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner and how can it help me? »
Author: Russell Westacott For the last 30 years advocacy services have played an integral role in ensuring recipients of aged-care services receive optimal and quality care. Aged-care advocacy organisations are located in each state and territory across Australia. These services are independent of aged-care providers. Funded by the Commonwealth these community-based organisations have been a… Continue reading Older Persons Advocacy Network »
On the week of the 17th May each year we mark a national week of affirmation and action. During this week we recommit to our values of diversity, inclusion, and community. We recommit to listening, and to ending the discrimination faced by all people on the basis of their bodily characteristics, genders, sexualities, or relationships. In particular, we affirm our dedication to supporting the health and wellbeing of our communities during these times of intense social change.
The Gold Coast, located in South East Queensland is a known hub for tourism; however it is also known for the provision of multi-faceted support across the human services.
What’s been happening for mindOUT in Tasmania? By: Andrew Badcock In Tasmania, the MindOut project continues its aim of improving LGBTI community inclusivity, connectedness, and celebration within mental health and suicide prevention services. Tasmania now has three formal organisations signed on to the Champion project – Relationships Australia Tasmania, The Link Youth Health Service and… Continue reading An update on mindOUT in Tasmania »