Projects

Supporting Young LGBTIQ Carers – online learning for workers

This eLearning module is designed for workers in health and community youth services and carer support. 

Young LGBTIQ people with caring responsibilities have particular needs and experiences. 

• Hear what young LGBTIQ carers say about accessing services. 

• Find tips for workers on how to make your services more inclusive of young LGBTIQ carers.  

National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Ageing and Aged Care Strategy (the LGBTI strategy) was developed to inform the way the Government responded to the needs of older people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds or who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex.

The strategy was reviewed in 2017, with findings outlining challenges which will be considered further in an Aged Care Diversity Framework.

The Framework will be supported by a specific action plan for older people who identify as LGBTI; building on the 2013-2017 LGBTI aged care strategy.

The Aged Care Diversity Framework (the Framework) was launched on 6 December 2017.

Carers Victoria represented LGBTI carers and carers of LGBTI people at the Second National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Roundtable in Sydney, which was convened to review the progress of the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy, explore opportunities for healthy ageing of LGBTI people and discuss issues, gaps and concerns. We also sit on the LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Network of the National LGBTI Health Alliance along with other carer support representatives.

Any feedback or ideas you would like us to communicate through these and other advocacy channels can be sent to Policy_research@carersvictoria.org.au

Positive Caring Handbook (revised edition)

Carers Victoria was on the Reference Group for the Positive Caring Handbook, a joint project of Living Positive Victoria and the Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS). 

Positive Caring provides information and resources for older people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their care team. This may include carers, care workers, health professionals, and family and friends. 

Carers Victoria acknowledges the traditional owners of this land and pays respect to elders both past and present.

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