We need your views! Please come and tell us what you think about aged care. The National LGBTI Heath Alliance is collecting community views about aged care services to include in submissions to the Aged Care Royal Commission. We invite LGBTI older people, their family, friends and carers and any aged care workers to a series of consultation sessions.
Category: Articles from LGBTI Health Update
The National LGBTI Health Alliance is delighted to announce the appointment of Nicky Bath as the new Executive Director of the Alliance…
The past 63 days have been a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex communities have faced particularly intense scrutiny and loud opinion. The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey generated debate that has revealed the things that bind us together and the things that make us different. In this statement, we are taking time to reflect… Continue reading Taking this moment to reflect and respond »
The National LGBTI Health Alliance is excited to announce that we have partnered with Mental Health Australia for World Mental Health Day (10 October 2017). This year’s World Mental Health Day theme of ‘Do you see what I see?’ focuses on reducing stigma and making way for more people to seek the help and support they need… Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Do you see what I see? »
A special update from the Silver Rainbow project at World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics The 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Global Aging and Health: Bridging Science, Policy and Practice, was held from the 22 July – 27 July in San Francisco. There were over 7000 attendees from all around the world. … Continue reading Silver Rainbow at the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics »
The Alliance welcomes three new Board Members: Stephen Kerry, Shaun Stanton and Suzanne Castellas.
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… »
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 »