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

Presentation Type: Oral
Conference Stream: Ageing and Aged Care
Presenter: Aunty Vanessa Smith, Rebecca Johnson
Presentation Title: Yarn about elders’ service access: the experience of older LGBTI Aboriginal people
Room: Fitzroy
Program schedule: Saturday 15 August 2015 at 14:40
Duration: 40 mins

Summary

14:40 – 15:05 (25 minutes):

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.

15:05 – 15:20 (15 minutes):

Rebecca Johnson is a consultant who has been working on ensuring more adequate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation in the Silver Rainbow’s LGBTI-Inclusive Ageing and Aged Care training. Rebecca is going to join us for the yarn, and then she will deliver a presentation on her experiences as a consultant in the community sector as she works to equip services with the cultural competencies required to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inclusivity. This presentation will provide the audience with an opportunity to reflect on service provision, and how services can improve their inclusivity.