LGBTI Health Update, Vol.5 No.2, Apr 2015

LGBTI Health Update

LGBTI Health Udpate April 2015:
Inclusive Ageing & Aged Care

In this edition we bring together the latest news about LGBTI-inclusive practice in ageing & aged care.

Alliance announces new brand for LGBTI-inclusive ageing & aged care projects – Introducing Silver Rainbow! …

Silver Rainbow
Silver Rainbow Project News:

  • Aged Care Training: Training materials revised based on feedback from project partners, and training participants – innovations in training delivery… read article
     
  • Alliance Report on progress of national LGBTI-inclusive aged care training and strategy projects… read article
     
  • National LGBTI Strategy Review for DSS… view in our knowledge hub 

Inclusion, Empowerment, Access & Equity, Quality, Capacity
LGBTI Aged Care National News

  • What’s been happening in Aged Care in Australia? A summary of key changes to the aged care sector… read article 
     
  • Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) – helping older people to stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer… read article
     
  • New home visitors scheme for older LGBTI people: organisations work together to expand reach of community visitor scheme into L,G,B,T,I communities and populations… read article
     
  • Membership of the Aged Care Advisory Council announced. Council to advise Government and the Aged Care Quality Agency on safety and compliance – broadening quality agenda to incorporate consumer expectations…read article
     
  • Decision Assist – Supporting the L,G,B,T,I communities through inclusive palliative care… read article

Projects and Events in Focus: 

  • Lifeview Residential Care launch ‘Project Pride – Transcending Boundaries’: embedding inclusion in a whole of organisation approach to LGBTI-inclusive aged care… read article
     
  • Happy Hampers for Happy Campers: Leather social group donate to the purchase of Christmas Gift hampers for LGBTI elders through QuAC visitors project…read article
     
  • Queensland AIDS Council celebrates ’30 years of Women in Quac’ – Sr Angela Mary Doyle from the Sisters of Mercy speaks about her role addressing the needs of HIV positive people in QLD in the early 1980’s… read article
     
  • Over 50’s Expo’s held on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coasts, Townsville, Cairns – more than 90 aged care serivces involved: Bringing together LGBTI Elders for celebration and learning… read article

Health in Difference 2015 – The National LGBTI Health Conference

Events and Conferences

  • Call for Abstracts: Australian Association of Geronterology National Conference. Conference theme: Place/ Spirit/ Heart – Exploring experiences of ageing [Download PDF]
  • Dying to Know Day – A national day of action challenging the taboo of death in our culture…visit event website
  • Dying to talk?  Five facts to get you started talking about death… read article

Research Call For Volunteers

University the Sunshine Coast (USC) seeks primary carers who have experienced placing a loved one in an aged care facility. Project aims to help families cope with ongoing stress after placement…find out more

Carer Wellbeing Program

Are you an LGBTI carer for someone with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, drug or alcohol dependency, terminal illness or who is frail? 

Carer Wellbeing is a six-week therapeutic group program for adult carers in NSW. [Download PDF for more info]

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