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New diversity framework and research funding for Dementia

New diversity framework and research funding for Dementia

Dementia Australia has welcomed the launch of the Aged Care Diversity Framework action plans at Parliament House today by Ken Wyatt, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care. The action plans are guiding resources that can help providers, peak organisations and governments to ensure their services are inclusive and culturally safe for all consumers. The […]

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IDAHOBIT: Beyond Marriage Equality – Towards Freedom

May 17th each year marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia: IDAHOBIT (Encompassing all LGBTIQ+ bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities, attractions, identities and experiences). Originally known as the International Day Against Homophobia, IDAHOBIT was established to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organisation in 1990. […]

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Government releases findings of LGBTI aged care strategy review

Government releases findings of LGBTI aged care strategy review

The Turnbull Government have released a review of aged care for LGBTI+ Australians, following the implementation of an inclusive strategy five years ago. The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Ageing and Aged Care Strategy was designed in consultation with LGBTI+ groups and advisors to ensure “equitable access to high-quality, culturally appropriate aged care […]

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New research highlights concerns of older LGBT people

New research highlights concerns of older LGBT people

Older gay men’s concerns regarding ageing and aged-care settings are driven by their class and sexuality, according to new research from Swinburne University of Technology. There has been a growing focus both locally and internationally into how LGBTIQ people are treated in aged care. Plans for the first LGBT specific retirement home were launched in […]

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Making LGBTI inclusion happen in aged care

Making LGBTI inclusion happen in aged care

GRAI: Gay and Lesbian Rights in Ageing are holding a breakfast seminar next week that looks into how businesses and service providers can be more inclusive of older people in the community. The half day seminar is designed for service professionals who are working towards more socially inclusive services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and […]

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New NAPWHA representative continues to fight HIV stigma

New NAPWHA representative continues to fight HIV stigma

Western Australia has a new representative for the National Association of People Living With HIV/AIDS (NAPWHA). Ryan Oliver has taken over from the previous representative*, while Paul Baines has been re-elected for a second year long term. Oliver told OUTinPerth he decided to stand for the role because he wanted to be proactive in reducing […]

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Australian first in Dementia research focuses on LGBT community

Australian first in Dementia research focuses on LGBT community

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) have released results gathered from a study that investigates the lives of LGBT people living with dementia. The study was conducted in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Australia, working to dispel the misconception that LGBT people “become straight” when under the effects of dementia. The report’s author […]

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GRAI Breakfast: Faith, LGBTI people and inclusive aged care

GRAI Breakfast: Faith, LGBTI people and inclusive aged care

GLBT Rights in Aging Inc (GRAI) are hosting an interdenominational breakfast with Reverend Olivia MacLean leading a discussion on faith and inclusive aged care in the LGBTIQ community. Rev MacLean, Head of Mission Development at Baptcare Victoria will be speaking on the organisations recently published report: ‘Safe, inclusive & person-centred care for LGBTI seniors’. Baptcare’s […]

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Groundbreaking LGBTIQ Aged Care Facility Launched in Victoria

Groundbreaking LGBTIQ Aged Care Facility Launched in Victoria

Victorian aged care provider Lifeview Residential Care (Lifeview) have announced their plans to build an innovative LGBTI and friend’s aged care living and retirement home environment in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of Prahran. Lifeview recently secured a 2,662sqm site cornering Greville and Charles Streets in Prahran and has started working with local architects CHT on options […]

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Documentary Screening Supports LGBTIQ Aging

Documentary Screening Supports LGBTIQ Aging

This Wednesday at Curtin University, an award winning documentary will be screened alongside a panel discussion, all with the aim of supporting aged members of the LGBTIQ community. The WA Dementia Training Centre and the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services (DBMAS), in conjunction with Curtin University are presenting a screening of the award winning documentary […]

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