Knowledge Hub category: Silver Rainbow

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Dementia FrameWork

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.

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Aged Care Diversity Framework

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.

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LGBTI Aged Care Training Final Evaluation Report 2016

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.

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Evaluation Report on the Silver Rainbow Champions Training

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.

Factsheet: ‘Choosing an LGBTI Inclusive Ageing & Aged Care Service’

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.

LGBTI Health Update

LGBTI Health Update, Vol.4 No.8, Nov 2014: Ageing & Aged Care

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 »