Mental Health Assistance for Australians Affected by Bushfires The Australian Government is investing $76 million in a dedicated mental health support package for individuals, families and communities, including emergency services personnel, affected by the bushfires. Accessing support If you live in or have visited a bushfire-affected region, you can access up to 10 immediate, free… Continue reading National Bushfire Recovery Agency: Resources and Support »
Between October 2019 and January 2020, The National LGBTI Health Alliance (The Alliance) made three submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. These three submissions used material gathered from a series of consultations with LGBTI elders, their family, friends and carers in a number of locations around the country, as well as input from online surveys from our members and the broader community.
The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Royal Commission on the future design of the aged care system. The entire aged care system needs to be re-designed so that LGBTI older people are at the centre of the system rather than resorting to ‘safety nets’… Continue reading SUBMISSION: FUTURE DESIGN OF THE AGED CARE SYSTEM »
EmployableQ About the National LGBTI Health Alliance: The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance) is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people (LGBTI) and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities. As… Continue reading Call for Interest: Roundtable with People who have a Disability »
EmployableQ Call Out: Expressions of Interest The Alliance is looking for representatives from the DES industry across Australia, especially those who have has some experience engaging with people with disability from the LGBTI community. Project Overview The National LGBTI Health Alliance is undertaking a project funded through NDIS via the Information, Linkages and… Continue reading Call for Interest: Consultation on Disability Employment »
Tasked by the Aged Care Sector Committee’s Diversity Sub Group Silver Rainbow consulted broadly around Australia with LGBTI older people, elders, carers, families, loved ones and organisations to develop Actions to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Divers and Intersex elders (Action Plan). This report focuses on the consultation process that informed the Action Plan (https://agedcare.health.gov.au/actions-to-support-lesbian-gay-bisexual-trans-and-gender-diverse-and-intersex-elders).
Our workforce submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care makes 17 recommendations for improvements to the workforce, which would enhance the experience of LGBTI elders and older people who use the aged care system. Please see below!
Dear community members, Now is our last chance to argue the case for LGBTI inclusion in the 2021 Census. We ask that all Australians to join us in advocating for the inclusion of these questions. The Process The draft Census and Statistics Amendment (Statistical Information) Regulations 2019 was released recently. Its purpose is to amend… Continue reading Census Inclusion: Last Chance To Respond »
Rainbow Ageing is a national research project that aims to provide new data on the health and well-being of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Australians, led by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University. The project is funded by the Australian Research Council and involves four partner organisations, including the National LGBTI Health Alliance, COTA Australia, SANE Australia, and Carers Australia.
Thirty-five delegates attended the 3rd National Roundtable and the collective wisdom produced some clear directions for the Alliance to work towards in the ageing and aged care space. This report highlights the key recommendations from the workshops on the Royal Commission into Aged Care and the Roundtable Objectives.