From 8:30 am - 4:40 pm
Examining the planning and delivery of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Aged Care Strategy in Australia.
"The strategic planning and delivery of aged care services in Australia has involved limited attention being paid to the needs of LGBTI people. In general, the approaches that have been adopted assume that all people are heterosexual and gender conforming. Such approaches have reinforced the invisibility of older LGBTI people and as a result have ignored a sizeable group of Australians of diverse sexual orientation, sex or gender identity, which is estimated to be up to 11% of the Australian population." National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Ageing and Aged Care Strategy
The National Strategy for LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care has thrown into the spotlight on what defines the ageing experience of LGBTI people in our community and the key elements that must drive strategy for LGBTI Aged Care. The context for this strategy is rooted in the invisibility of LGBTI people in aged care strategy and the historical discrimination and stigma that have denied them access to care that is inclusive and sensitive to their needs.
The Inaugural two day forum on LGBTI Aged Care brings LGBTI organisations and research centres, government, aged care service providers, researchers and peak bodies to discuss the drivers for LGBTI Aged Care policy and the strategies for implementing reform. The two day will focus on the factors that will influence effective, focused and inclusive service delivery that empowers LGBTI ageing and aged care.
Themes over the two days will include:
- Drivers for reform and key elements in national strategy
- Diversity within diversity
- Invisibility of older LGBTI people within aged care and its impact on ageing and aged care policy and practice
- The impact of the historical discrimination faced by older LGBTI people and its effect on LGBTI people using aged care services
- Engaging the LGBTI people and community at large in uplifting and empowering the ageing experience
Price: Two day conference: $220.00 AUD, Speaker Presentation Downloads: $764.50 AUD
Artists / Speakers: Susan Ditter, Liam Leonard, Rev Dorothy McRae – McMahon, Jude Comfort, Paul Martin, Peter Dickson, Sujay Kentlyn, Dr Limin Mao, Dr Rosemary Sheehy, Dr Catherine Barrett.