Fitzroy Room

Sessions taking place in the Fitzroy Room. Venue location and floorplan details.

Yarn about elders’ service access: the experience of older LGBTI Aboriginal people

Aunty Vanessa Smith (WA) will have a yarn with the Silver Rainbow team about experiences accessing services. Aunty Vanessa will shed a little light on how the impacts of such discrimination are further compounded for older Aboriginal Australians. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and join in the discussions to clarify how they can ensure their aged care services are inclusive…

Considering bisexuality in aged care

This is a ten minute presentation involving a fictional story about Esther who has dementia and is living in an aged care facility.
Esther, during her life, has had relationships with both men and women and these relationships form part of her memories, while she negotiates nursing home life…

Trans Health and Ageing: A Tasmanian Perspective

Research into transgender individuals’ health and ageing is limited in Australia and internationally. An ageing population and an increase in openly identifying transgender people necessitate an expanded evidence base to inform practice. Without a solid evidence base guiding practice, this population may receive substandard, inappropriate care…

The Invisible Becoming Visible – A Journey into the Unknown

An account of Lifeview Residential Care’s continuing journey to becoming an inclusive and culturally safe aged care provider for all but especially for older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people…

Welcoming and Celebrating Diversity

This presentation will review the multi-faceted approach to LGBTI-inclusive services, LGBTI workplace inclusion and advocacy taken by UnitingCare Ageing NSW.ACT on its journey to date. The presentation will also include an overview of how one of Australia’s largest faith-based aged care providers has undertaken the process of seeking to achieve the “Rainbow Tick” recognition for an organisation with 7,000 staff…