Consultant in LGBTIQ+ ageing and health Teresa Savage looks at how everyone, especially older LGBTI people, can keep their My Health Record data safe and secure
Do you use My Health Record? Are you worried about your privacy?Read more
With increased attention on the importance of safe and inclusive ageing and aged care, what are the specific needs of older lesbians in rural communities?Read more
Why does accurate data collection for LGBTI older people matter and how can we take steps to create more inclusive data collection?
Join LHA’s Policy and Research Coordinator Amber Loomis for a discussion about the ABS 2020 Standard for Sex, Gender, Variations of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation.
In this webinar we will explore what the 2020 ABS Standard is, why it is important, and how we can use the Standard to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTI older people.
Amber Loomis (they/them) is a trans, non-binary bi+ advocate with experience in community organising and community-based research. Amber currently holds the post of Policy and Research Coordinator at LGBTIQ+ Health Australia and has previously worked in sexual assault and sexual harassment prevention/response in universities. Outside of their role at LHA Amber is working on a research project with ARCSHS at La Trobe focused on bisexual and pansexual inclusion in interpersonal violence prevention and response initiatives. In 2019, Amber was one of Out for Australia’s 30 Under 30 for their contributions to community. They are passionate about creating healthy, safe, and thriving communities.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia's Ageing and Aged Care Project Officer Franky Lander-McLeod recaps our 4th National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care
On the 9th and 10th of February LHA and the Silver Rainbow team hosted the 4th National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care. We were joined by industry experts, representatives from advocacy bodies, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia member organisations and beloved members of the LGBTI community to discuss key issues that directly affect the health and wellbeing of LGBTI older persons.Read more
Understanding why a person with dementia is experiencing changes in behaviour is critical to developing effective person-centred care. When caring for an LGBTI person with dementia, the right background and knowledge can be lacking.Read more
Teresa Savage, a consultant in LGBTIQ+ ageing and health and our Project Manager Roundtable and Digital Health, writes about the potential for digital health services to improve the lives of LGBTIQ+ people in rural and regional Australia.Read more
The Australian government is reforming aged care in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. LGBTIQ+ Health Australia broadly supports the proposed change but believes it is not sufficient.Read more
A broad coalition of aged care and community sector organisations are urging the Australian Government to build on its current reform agenda and commit to implementing a rights-based Aged Care Act that embeds older people's rights at its core.Read more
This free-to-download 'You are welcome here' poster helps aged care service providers communicate to clients that LGBTI people are welcome at their service.Read more