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
For more information email Liv at email@example.com or call 6231 1200
LGBTI COMMUNITY VISITORS SCHEME (CVS)
The LGBTI CVS supports volunteer visits to provide friendship and companionship to older LGBTI people.
Visits are available to anyone who:
- receives government-subsidised residential aged care or Home Care Packages, including care recipients approved or on the National Priority System for residential or home care packages
- is socially isolated.
Funded by the Australian Government.
For more information email Tracey at Tracey@workingitout.org.au or call 6231 1200
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 physical activity for LGBTIQ+ people through the provision of education, information and resources to anyone connected with the sport and recreation sector.
Through this work, sport and recreation organisations can develop and embed LGBTIQ+ inclusive policies and practices. This may include appointing an LGBTIQ+ Inclusion Officer or Champion who can both provide accountability for these inclusion initiatives and be a contact point for LGBTIQ+ participants and address any issues which may impact their involvement.
This project was established with a grant from the Healthy Tasmania Fund and continues thanks to funding from the Sport and Recreation Tasmania State Grants, both through the Tasmanian Government.
The Better Lives is a three-year, state-wide project funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of Tasmanians with innate variations of sex characteristics (intersex). The project will focus on capacity building for professionals within health and education, as well as within the intersex community itself.