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THE LGBTI AGEING & AGED CARE CONFERENCE 2021

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

The LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference is the leading event in Australia for aged, health and human service providers to develop their knowledge, skills and practice to meet the needs of LGBTI consumers.

In 2021 those two premier conferences will be hosted online over 3 consecutive Fridays in April. Health in Difference will run in the mornings and our LGBTI Ageing and Aged Conference will run over the afternoons. 

16 Apr 2021
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International panel of LGBTIQ+ activists and leaders.

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

Influential international panel of guests join upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference.

Guests include, Sarah McBride, Louisa Wall, Rory O’Neill, Eloise Stonbourgh and will be chaired by Australia’s very own Julie McCrossin.

Join us for the première of this pre-recorded panel discussing global events, COVID-19, LGBTIQ+ rights and wedge politics followed by an online facilitated conversation and networking session for conference participants at 2pm (AEST) Thursday 22 April.

22 Apr 2021
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After years of discrimination, many LGBTQ people are 'terrified' of going into aged care

Following our recent webinar, LGTQIA65+: Equality for All, this ABC News article references one of our contributors, Claire Allen from ACON.

Key points:

  • The Royal Commission into Aged Care did not make any specific recommendations for the LGBTQIA+ community.
     
  • Advocates say residential care can be particularly frightening for the community, who have grown up with discrimination.
     
  • Volunteer visitor programs are trying to combat social isolation experienced by elderly members of the community.
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Findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and its Impact on LGBTIQ+ People

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia will be exploring issues brought up in the Royal Commission Report in a webinar on March 24 where the central question will be asked of high-level panelists from across the ageing sector: What do LGBTI older people gain from the recommendations in today’s findings

Key issues

  • Diversity and inclusion in aged care
  • Impact of findings on LGBTIQ+ people
  • Moving forward, how do these recommendations help/not help LGBTIQ+ people.

Key questions

  • Do LGBTI people gain anything from the recommendations in the Royal Commission?
  • What hasn’t been included in the final report that should have been?
  • Were there any surprises – or unexpected gains – in the final recommendations?

What issues should the LGBTI community continue to lobby for despite the findings that have been delivered?

Panellists

  • (Moderator) Russell Westacott - Program Delivery and Capacity Building Manager
  • Craig Gear – CEO of the Older Persons Advocacy Network
  • Corey Irlam – Deputy Chief Executive Council Of The Ageing
  • Samantha Edmonds – OPAN
  • Patricia Sparrow – CEO Aged and Community Services Australia
  • James Zanotto - Policy and Research Manager

2:30pm - 3:30pm (AEDT)

24 Mar 2021
Virtual Event
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The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference in April 2021 is the leading event in Australia for aged, health and human service providers to develop their knowledge, skills and practice to meet the needs of older LGBTI people.

This conference brings together health practitioners, researchers, academics, policymakers, community members, community organisations large and small, , advocates, and others who are interested in improving the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people.

16 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
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Lesbian Volunteer Visits

Matrix Guild of Victoria

A free visiting service for members where lesbian volunteers meet with isolated older lesbians for a minimum of two hours a month.

16 Dec 2020
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Ageism, Elder Abuse and The Care of Older Australians

Relationships Australia

This survey explored people's views on ageing and age discrimination, age-based Covid-19 restrictions, their understanding of the abuse of older people, and their experiences as carers for older people.

13 Aug 2020
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Orange City Council Plan to Combat Abuse of Older People

Central Western Daily

Orange City Council and Central West organisations have joined forces to prevent the abuse of older people in their communities. 

05 Aug 2020
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