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 »
Category: Silver Rainbow
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Over the course of the past 50 years Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people have become substantially more visible in Australian society. While there is still a long way to go, and many barriers to equality for LGBTI communities, these conversations are becoming less taboo and more common than they used to be. … Continue reading Silver Rainbow: A narrative for the Ageing and Aged Care Training Project in Australia »
Many older people have faced prejudice and discrimination throughout their lives. This is especially true when people have bodies, genders or relationships that challenge society’s understanding of what is considered to be the ‘norm’. In this context, the acronym LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) is used. Imagine you are a person that is… Continue reading Decades of Discrimination »
Silver Rainbow is the National LGBTI Health Alliance LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Project, funded by the Department of Social Services, which provides the following services: Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People This project assists older LGBTI people by strengthening the capacity of LGBTI Organisations and Ageing and Aged Care Organisations and… Continue reading Silver Rainbow – Report on Activities January to December 2014 »
The LGBTI-inclusive aged care training commenced in the first half of 2014 and has been made freely available to services who operate in the ageing and aged care sector since that time. It has been delivered by project partners in all States and Territories across Australia. The training aims to make aged care services more… Continue reading 2200+ have now received LGBTI-inclusive aged care training! »
Silver Rainbow is the new name given to the National LGBTI Health Alliance Ageing and Aged Care Projects. Silver Rainbow began in New Zealand as an informal collective of professional people with a skill base in ageing and aged care who created the resources concept and brand known as Silver Rainbow. The Alliance negotiated with… Continue reading Introducing Silver Rainbow »
2nd National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Roundtable Click here to read this report In August 2013 the Alliance convened the 2nd National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Roundtable. It brought together policy makers, service providers, older adults, LGBTI people, and key organisations and gave them an opportunity to review the implementation of the National… Continue reading National LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Roundtables »
This project is delivering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) aged care awareness training to a broad range of staff working in ageing and aged care, students studying aged care and aged care assessment teams nationally. The face-to-face training is a full day that covers a variety of topics including: defining lesbian, gay, and… Continue reading LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Training »
Silver Rainbow provides national coordination and support activities promoting the well-being of LGBTI elders and the ongoing delivery of the LGBTI awareness training to the aged care sector. Silver Rainbow works collaboratively with the government, aged care providers and related services, LGBTI older people and elders and organisations to create an LGBTI inclusive aged care sector.