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.
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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.
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.
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.
Free online LGBTI Aged Care training for all workers in the aged care sector. A convenient online module designed to give staff an introduction to the core principles of working in an inclusive way with older lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and interesex (LGBTI) people. Available to organisations throughout Australia. This training covers the basics and… Continue reading LGBTI Aged Care Training e-Learning Module »
LGBTI Health Udpate April 2015: Inclusive Ageing & Aged Care In this edition we bring together the latest news about LGBTI-inclusive practice in ageing & aged care. Alliance announces new brand for LGBTI-inclusive ageing & aged care projects – Introducing Silver Rainbow! … Silver Rainbow Project News: Aged Care Training: Training materials revised based on… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.5 No.2, Apr 2015 »
Report of the 2nd National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Ageing and Aged Care Roundtable, held on 12-13 August 2014.
This issue of LGBTI Health Update focuses on Ageing & Aged Care: Ageing and aged care Transgender Victoria (TGV) reflect on the Aged Care Training Project News From Tasmania: Promoting the National Aged Care Training Package Formation of a new LGBTI Carer Services Network UnitingCare – Authentic commitment to LGBTI Communities: Celebrating and Welcoming Diversity… Continue reading LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.8, Nov 2014: Ageing & Aged Care »