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.
Knowledge Hub category: Silver Rainbow
Visit the Silver Rainbow project home page.
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 »
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).
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.
This narrative based resource traces the journey of Malloy, an older lesbian ,as she navigates her way through the experience of discrimination by an aged care service provider. It highlights the importance of culturally safe aged care services and the power of aged care service providers to make a difference to the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) elders and older people.
The cycle of invisibility is a simple model for understanding exclusion at an individual/service level and broader systemic level, as it applies to and is experienced by L, G, B, T & I people.
This poster is designed to be used by aged care service providers to let consumers know their service is inclusive of LGBTI peoples. Photo by Jodie Barker at the 2018 Health in Difference Conference.
The Tango Project was launched in 2017 by Dr Catherine Barrett, Director of Alice’s Garage.
The aim of the project is to address the difficulties (including abuse and discrimination) that
LGBTI elders face on the basis of their LGBTI identities.
The project is supported by a group of LGBTI Elders (pictured above) and a Project Advisory
Group of eight Commissioners and Regulators. This document provides a brief overview of the
first 12 months of the project from Jan – December 2017.
This booklet was developed as a resource to assist gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI1) people understand the legal rights and options that they and their partners/close friends have in relation to end of life care and treatment.
NSW_10 Most Important Legal Questions for LGBTI
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.