The report looks at current Commonwealth Law, Commonwealth reports and best practise law and legal frameworks for the protection of older Australians. The full report is available for purchase on the ALRC website.
Knowledge Hub category: Ageing and aged care
In 2009 Alzheimer’s Australia released a report it commissioned titled Dementia, Lesbians and Gay Men, prepared by Heather Birch. The aim of this current report, by reviewing the available literature, is to promote an informed discussion about the issues affecting transgender and intersex people with dementia or caring for someone with dementia.
This document provides a framework that seeks to build on the six goals of the Australian
Government (then) Department of Health and Ageing’s LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy
(2012) to provide equity, acknowledgement, responsiveness and person centred support to
LGBTI people with dementia and their carers, partners, friends and relatives.
The 519 is a City of Toronto agency, committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. They strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.
A two paged Fact Sheet by the LOVE Project, an initiative of ACON on domestic violence, forms of discrimination, prevention, legal rights, legal tools and links to NSW services.
The Framework is a high-level document that provides guidance to service providers, consumers, government and peak bodies on how to adequately address the specific needs of all people with diverse characteristics and life experiences.
The design of the Framework ensures that Aged Care embraces diversity and is truly inclusive of all people. The Framework follows on from the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy which completed in June 2017. The initial Strategy was developed with key recommendations from the National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care, formed of LGBTI organisations and community leaders. In the review of the Strategy, respondents strongly stated that the goals should continue in future aged care reforms, such as the Aged Care Diversity Framework which launched on Dec 6, 2017 by the Hon Minister Ken Wyatt in Canberra.
The National LGBTI Health Alliance implemented a national workforce training program to build the skills of the aged care workforce to provide inclusive, accessible and appropriate care to older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The project was funded over a three year period from July 2013 to June 2016 with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health. Further funding was provided to enable a 12 month project extension. This evaluation focuses on the initial three year contract period.
The Silver Rainbow Project at the National LGBTI Health Alliance has implemented a Champions
Program to promote LGBTI inclusive practice in the aged care sector. The Silver Rainbow Project is
funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.
Presenter: Dr Dan Parker
Although most Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has demonstrated that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers. These health outcomes are directly related to experiences of stigma, prejudice, discrimination and abuse on the basis of… Continue reading Snapshot of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Statistics for LGBTI People »
LGBTI* populations have some similar needs but are not the same. A policy should not use the generalised ‘LGBTI’ term. Each group within ‘LGBTI’ also has unique and differing needs, as well as overlapping needs. This Fact Sheet provides a list of key issues and questions that your policy will need to cover in order… Continue reading Factsheet: ‘Developing an LGBTI-inclusive practice policy’ »
This guide has been designed as a multipurpose tool to support people who are beginning to access ageing & aged care services. The factsheet provides a series of questions that can help people to decide if a service is LGBTI inclusive. Developed as part of the Silver Rainbow Project.