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).
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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.
The National LGBTI Health Alliance placed this 1st submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety to help inform the diversity hearings in October 2019 held in Melbourne. We will continue to place submissions and policy recommendations throughout the process of the Royal of Commission.
The National LGBTI Health Alliance submission on the exposure draft of the 2019 Religious Discrimination Bill.
We are pleased to present our Annual Report for the 2016-2017 financial year.
National LGBTI Health Alliance Financial Report 2017-2018
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.
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.