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: Silver Rainbow
The home page for this category is the Silver Rainbow project page.
Expressions of interest are being sought from key LGBTI representative bodies, researchers and elders to form an LGBTI Royal Commission Advisory Group. The National LGBTI Health Alliance is being funded to hold nation-wide consultations with LGBTI elders and older people, their families, friends, carers, allies and representative bodies to gather information, stories and evidence, both… Continue reading Expression of Interest: LGBTI Royal Commission Advisory Group »
MEDIA RELEASE 17 September 2018 National LGBTI Health Alliance Welcomes Royal Commission into Aged Care The National LGBTI Health Alliance welcomes the announcement yesterday by the Federal Government of a Royal Commission into aged care, noting that the current significant reforms already underway to improve safety and quality of aged care must continue without delay…. Continue reading National LGBTI Health Alliance Welcomes Royal Commission into Aged Care »
In late 2017 and early 2018 we conducted an online survey open to individuals and organisations who had ordered the Passport. The survey was shared by directly emailing people who had ordered the Passport and results were collected anonymously. We sought to capture an understanding of how the Passport is being used and to assess… Continue reading Review of the Genders, Bodies and Relationships Passport »
About this survey Complete this survey if you are interested in contributing to quality aged care services for LGBTI people in Australia The National LGBTI Health Alliance has been tasked with finding ways to assist LGBTI Elders and Older people to easily identify aged care service providers who deliver LGBTI inclusive services. There are a… Continue reading Survey: LGBTI Inclusive Aged Care »
Silver Rainbow – LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care – funding renewed The National LGBTI Health Alliance is pleased to announce that the Silver Rainbow National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Project has received a renewal of its funding from the Department of Health under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund. This funding means that… Continue reading Silver Rainbow LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care funding renewed. »
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 »
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission commenced operation on 1 January 2019. Its role is to protect and enhance the safety, health, well-being and quality of life of people in aged care. The Commission assumes the functions of the former Aged Care Complaints Commissioner and the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, and is committed… Continue reading What’s the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and how can it help me? »