Resources and services for older members of LGBTQI communities
As part of the implementation of the LGBTI Strategy, the Australian Government, in partnership with various LGBTI advocacy and support agencies, has compiled a collection of LGBTI specific ageing and aged care resources for the LGBTI community, their loved ones, carers and aged care service providers.
Ageing and Aged Care Diversity Framework and Policy
LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Consumer Factsheets and Resources
Aged care for LGBTI elders: Getting started with My Aged Care: A guide for LGBTI communities to gain access to aged care services
Finding a LGBTI Inclusive Home Care Package on the Service Finder - A factsheet covering the steps for LGBTI to find LGBTI inclusive Home Care Packages on the Service Finder.
LGBTI Advance Care Planning - A factsheet covering an overview of LGBTI advance care planning issues
LGBTI Advance Care Planning by State and Territory - A factsheet covering an overview of advance care planning requirements by each state and territory
LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Sector Factsheets and Resources
LGBTI Sensitivity training: A 30 minute e-learning module to raise awareness across the aged care sector of LGBTI people and their ageing related issues, and provide the knowledge and skills for organisations and their staff to work to become more LGBTI inclusive.
LGBTI: Inclusion and Awareness in aged care: A 24 minute video raising awareness across the aged care sector of LGBTI inclusive policies and practices and the ageing-related issues and needs of LGBTI people.
My Aged Care Provider Factsheet - LGBTI inclusive aged care services: A factsheet outlining the LGBTI communities’ expectations of inclusive and appropriate aged care services.
Aged Care Workers and HIV and Ageing booklet - A booklet to guide aged care workers on providing proper care to people living with HIV.
Other Departmental Sources for LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Information and Services
Advocacy Services - Advocacy services can represent you or your carer to protect and promote your rights and interests.
Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) - CVS provides friendship and companionship by matching aged care recipients with volunteer visitors.
My Aged Care Eligibility for diverse needs – My Aged Care is a website and a national contact centre (1800 200 422) that supports older people, their families, loved ones and carers to locate and gain access to aged care services.
External Sources for LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Information and Services
Alice's Garage - Alice’s Garage is a national project empowering LGBTI elders and promoting healthy LGBTI ageing in Australia.
The LOVE Project [Living Older and Visibly Engaged] is an ACON initiative aimed at creating better conversations and improved social engagement with older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community http://loveproject.org.au
Dementia Australia LGBTI Resources - Resources developed to support the LGBTI communities and their loved ones with dementia.
Carer Gateway – Information and practical tips developed to support carers and organisations that provide health-related programs and services for the LGBTI community.
Living Positive Victoria (Senior Voices Project) – The project addresses the challenging issues of HIV and ageing by educating aged care providers and their staff on the needs of senior people living with HIV and strengthens the resilience of senior people living with HIV.
LGBTI Inclusive Practice The Rainbow Tick - The Rainbow Tick consists of six standards against which services can be formally accredited to demonstrate LGBTI inclusive practice and service delivery.
National LGBTI Health Alliance - The national peak health body that provide healthrelated programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people (LGBTI) and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities.
Silver Rainbow provides national coordination and support activities promoting the wellbeing of LGBTI elders and the ongoing delivery of the LGBTI awareness training to the aged care sector. Link to Silver Rainbow Facebook
Reliant Healthcare works with ACON’s Pride In Diversity to provide inclusive and nondiscriminatory care for our diverse communities, including dementia care, respite care, and nursing home facilities.
Opal Institute - The OPAL (Older People And SexuaLity) Institute develops resources, conducts research, disseminates information, and empowers older people and service providers.
palliAGED – An information website to inform LGBTI people and the aged care sector on palliative care and advance care planning matters.
Sisters and Brothers NT – A Northern Territory based support group that provides a safe space for Sistergirls, Brotherboys, Indigenous and non-Indigenous LGBTIQ people.
IndigiLez – A leadership and support group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbians and Same sex attracted Women