Expression of Interest ICB Project Co-design Group

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.

About the Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Way Project

This project is a joint initiative between LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) which is funded through Department of Social Services (DSS) via the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Grant.

This project will operate under the guiding principles of:
• The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
• The social model of disability.

The project will build the individual and collective capacity of LGBTIQ people with a disability (PWD) in a dynamic and innovative way to strengthen existing knowledge and skills. The project will work within a framework of co-design, where sector experts and people with intersectional experience of disability and LGBTIQ identities and histories are engaged in the design process. This will help ensure that this project and its results meet the needs of LGBTIQ PWD and is used to help increase self-advocacy and increase social and community engagement.

Could you be a join our Co-design group? 

Purpose of the Co-design Group:

The purpose of the Co-design Group is to seek insight from the lived experiences of LGBTIQ people with disability to support the development of a training, peer support and mentoring program.

Length of Appointment:

The Co-design Group will operate from May 2021 and will be meeting twice a month over 3-4 months.

Renumeration for Participation

A payment will be provided to individuals who are self-representing and are not working on behalf of an organisation

We are seeking persons with intersectional experiences of the following:

People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTIQ+) people that have a lived experience of disability and

  • Are located in urban and rural locations across states and territories.
  • From culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), migrant and refugee backgrounds
  • Are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified people

Co-design Group Members will be required to:

  • Actively participate in meetings through attendance, and discussion
  • Contribute and adhere the terms of reference and group code of conduct to ensure that the basic rules and expectations of the meetings are followed.
  • Work collaboratively and be considerate of the ideas and needs of others to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to contribute
  • Attend fortnightly online meetings. A meeting schedule will be provided to individuals prior to commencing

How to Apply:

Those wanting to participate please email:
• Your name and contact details
• A brief outline about why you would like to be involved in the group and what you can contribute.

You are welcome to contact the project team to discuss your interest and alternative ways of applying including over the phone, audio message and video. If there is any other way, we can support people who want to apply, please let us know using the contact details below.

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Please send your expression of interest by 9am 27 April 2021 to

  • Marika Taylor at LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone:  0429 313 980

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