Danny Adams published targeted-suicide-prevention-for-lgbtiq-communities in Current Evidence For Good Practice In Suicide Prevention For LGBTIQ+ People 2021-04-15 16:30:54 +1000
Danny Adams published Expression of Interest ICL Project Co-design Group in News 2021-04-15 14:29:26 +1000
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia in association with The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA), is calling for Expressions of Interest to form a Co-Design Group to help with designing a training, peer support and mentoring program aimed at building the individual and collective capacity of LGBTIQ people with a disability.Read more
Danny Adams published Joint Statement by 12 Aged Care Consumer Organisations in News 2021-04-12 09:48:11 +1000
Actions to be taken following the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final Report: Care Dignity and RespectRead more
Danny Adams published Federal politicians to discuss LGBTIQ+ health policy at upcoming conferences. in News 2021-04-09 10:55:13 +1000
Join a specially convened politicians panel with Federal politicians from across party lines for their upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference.Read more
Danny Adams published The final report of the Aged Care Royal Commission is out, and we want to hear from you. 2021-03-31 11:44:44 +1100
There are many issues of concern for LGBTIQ+ older people accessing and using aged care services. Carers, loved ones and LGBTIQ+ aged care workers also face regular challenges. Last year we made 7 submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and presented in person at the diversity hearing. Our aim was to ensure that any new models of aged care take our needs into account. You can access those submissions here https://www.lgbtiqhealth.org.au/submissions_aged_care_rc
The Royal Commission have now released their final report, with 148 recommendations. https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/final-report
We are disappointed that none of the recommendations specifically address the issues we raised. But many of the recommendations offer opportunities. A new rights-based aged care act, a commitment to a robust complaints system, a star-rating system for services, extra funding for visitors schemes and the opportunity to design systems for diversity all present possibilities for improving the experience of older LGBTIQ+ people accessing aged care services.
We are currently putting together a response to the final report and recommendations. We’ll use this report to ensure our issues are built into all the new initiatives resulting from these recommendations.
We want to hear from you.
- What are the critical issues for older LGBTIQ+ people which are not addressed by the Royal Commission?
- If your organisation offers services for older LGBTIQ+ people, how will they be impacted by these recommendations?
- If you access aged care services, for yourself or a loved one, how do you see the changes impacting you?
- If you are an aged care worker, how do these recommendations impact your work?
Please either leave feedback below or email [email protected]
Danny Adams published International panel of LGBTIQ+ activists and leaders. in News 2021-03-29 10:05:57 +1100
Influential international panel of guests join upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference.Read more
International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on 31 March dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society.Read more
Danny Adams published Announcing many of the speakers and panels scheduled for the upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference. in News 2021-03-19 12:09:15 +1100
Announcing many of the speakers and panels scheduled for the upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference.
We're excited to announce many of the speakers and panels scheduled for the upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference.Read more
Danny Adams published New partnership with Dementia Support Australia in News 2021-03-09 08:37:06 +1100
We welcome a new partnership with Dementia Support Australia to improve support for LGBTI people with dementia.Read more
Danny Adams published R U OK's LGBTIQ+ Conversation Guide in Community Resources 2021-03-05 16:02:32 +1100
R U OK? has developed a conversation guide that contains tips to help you know when and how to ask someone who is gender, bodily or sexuality diverse, “Are you OK?” in a safe and supportive way.Read more
Danny Adams published ANZ Institute donates $100,000 to LGBTIQ+ peer support helpline Qlife. in News 2021-03-05 09:56:52 +1100
We're extremely grateful to the ANZ Institute for their very generous $100,000 donation to the QLife program.Read more
Danny Adams published Findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and its Impact on LGBTIQ+ People 2021-03-02 08:32:20 +1100
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) welcomes the public release of the much-awaited Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.Read more