COVID-19: Royal Commission into Aged Care Update

The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance) has been funded to represent the views, experiences and aspirations of older LGBTI people in utilising the aged care system. Three submissions have already been made, one general, one on workforce issues and one on the overall design of the aged care system.

These submissions were developed through a co-design process involving the establishment of a Royal Commission Advisory Group, online surveys and a series of face-to-face group consultations with older LGBTI people, their carers, friends and family, and LGBTI aged care workers.

Change to Consultation Process

The Alliance is committed to representing the widest range of views from our communities, however, we are also committed to protecting the health and safety of all LGBTI people.

The current COVID 19 threat means that we cannot bring groups of people together, particularly older or more vulnerable people.  This means that we need to find a different way to ensure our community is fully consulted.

Please distribute our surveys below

Submission Deadline Extended to 30 June 2020

The deadline for submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be extended by two months to 30 June 2020.

Last week the Commissioners suspended all hearings, workshops and group consultations of the Royal Commission for the time being, subject to ongoing review.

The Commissioners recognise that meaningful engagement with the aged care sector during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is not possible and have therefore allowed more time for their involvement in the inquiry.

Read more on their website.