News tagged with LGBTI

New Aged Care Diversity Framework

The Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, has launched the Aged Care Diversity Framework.

The Framework will help the aged care sector ensure that older people receive aged care services appropriate to their diverse needs.

Under the Framework, three action plans are being developed to address the specific barriers and challenges faced by:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex (LGBTI).
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LGBTI Seniors Community Visitor Service

The Seniors Community Visiting Service is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, and matches trained volunteer visitors with LGBTI senior clients who feel alone or isolated from their community due to health, mobility or other issues.

The service supports clients to stay connected with others through having regular contact with their visitor for conversation, social support and/or outings.

It operates alongside, but not in place of, other in-home care and support services that clients might receive or be … Read the rest

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Understanding the needs and experiences of older LGBTI carers and the carers of older LGBTI people in Australia 

Research study by The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University and Carers Australia 

We know that older lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people have had many unique and diverse historical experiences. We also know that many older LGBTI people are carers. However, we don’t know how sexual orientation and gender identity impact on the experiences and needs of older LGBTI carers and the carers of older LGBTI people.

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Honouring LGBTI Elders

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The Queensland AIDS Council is sponsoring inaugural awards that will recognise the remarkable contributions, talents and generosity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* and Intersex (LGBTI) seniors.

The ‘Visible and Celebrated’ LGBTI Seniors Awards aim to highlight the ongoing energy and resilience that older community members offer to the broader sphere, often without thanks or fanfare.

Gai Lemon, Director of Healthy Communities Programs at QuAC said, “For too long, many of our elders needed to ensure their lives were invisible, just Read the rest

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