SILVER RAINBOW PROJECT
Silver Rainbow was formed in 2013 to respond to the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy. Silver Rainbow works collaboratively with the government, aged care providers and related services, LGBTI older people and elders and organisations to create an LGBTI inclusive aged care sector.
Activities to date have include subsidised staff training, Champions training and communities of practices.
NOTE: the program is currently under review
AGED CARE KNOW HOW PROJECT
Working It Out is coordinating Tasmania’s LGBTIQ+ Community Hub for the Aged Care System Navigator Trials, providing information and support to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender older Tasmanians and those with Intersex variations, and their personal support networks.
Support and information is being provided via group sessions and individual inquiries. This is one of several LGBTI Community Hubs around the country which also aim to address barriers LGBTIQ+ older folks may experience accessing and navigating the Aged Care System and strengthen community connections. This project is funded by the Australian Government and delivered in partnership with COTA Tasmania.
Everyone can play –
LGBTIQ+ Inclusion in Sport
While many sports clubs wish to be inclusive, they often struggle to know how. To address this, Working It Out have developed and LGBTIQ+ inclusion in sport project Everyone can play.
The project aims to increase participation in sport for LGBTIQ+ people through the provision of training and support for volunteer LGBTIQ+ Inclusion Officers to work within individual clubs.
These officers will help the clubs develop and embed LGBTIQ+ inclusive policies and practices. The LGBTIQ+ Inclusion Officers may also provide direct support to LGBTIQ+ club members and address any issues which may impact their participation. This project is funded by the Healthy Tasmania Fund through the Tasmanian Government.
Working It Out, in conjunction with Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA) are working together to develop training and resources for midwives and parents. These will be used to ensure parents are provided with accurate information about options and supports when babies are born with variations of sex characteristics (intersex), with the aim of reducing unnecessary surgeries on new-born infants.
This is an exciting opportunity to improve the lives of babies born with variations of sex characteristics.