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Actions to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse, and Intersex elders

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Australian Department of Health, February 2019 We know that LGBTI older people and elders are likely to have experienced violence, stigma and discrimination throughout their lives. As a result, they may be reluctant to disclose their identities or histories to aged care services and therefore remain isolated or invisible within both the aged care sector and the broader community. Combined with...

LGBTIQ People Ageing Well Report released (SA)

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COTA SA & South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA), July 2018 The LGBTIQ People Ageing Well Project commenced in April 2017 as a 12-month joint project between COTA SA and the South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA). The main aim of the project was to engage with older people from South Australia’s LGBTIQ communities to find out what matters most to them as they age to...

Grey area: The fragile frontier of dementia, intimacy and sexual consent

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The Globe & Mail (Canada), July 14, 2018 Amid ever-widening cultural conversations about sexual consent, dementia remains uncharted territory. As Canadians live longer, more are moving into long-term care with advancing dementia disorders. It’s a growing population with complex needs, not least of all in their intimate lives. In the close-quarters environment of nursing homes, these people’s...

Introducing the LGBTI Concierge Service from ECH

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ECH, January 2018 Aged care provider ECH is excited to launch the LGBTI Concierge Service which provides information and assistance to our community about ECH services and the aged care system. The Concierge Service has been designed by ECH and 13 older people who identify as lesbian, gay and/or transgender. The aim of the service is to assist older people from LGBTI communities to access and...

A Fate Worse than Death? Being Transgender in Long-term Care

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Psychology Benefits Society blog ( American Psychological Association), Oct 26, 2017 “I would kill myself.” This is what a 70 year-old transgender woman told me recently when I asked what she would do if she needed long-term care. While this sounds dramatic, it is a common sentiment among older transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) adults (Witten, 2014). Many TGNC older adults do not have...

Resource Kit – Young People and Sexual Health

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NSW STI Programs Unit, 2017 The Resource Kit contians tools, fact sheets, activities and protocols for working with young people around sexual health. Section 1: Organisational Tools Tools supporting organisations to engage in sexual health Access tools Section 2: Worker Tools & Fact Sheets Sexual health tools and fact sheets for workers Acess tools Section 3: Games & Activities Fun games...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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