The Silver Rainbow project is designed to improve the experiences of LGBTI people as they age and enter the Australian aged care system. Australia was the first country to have a National LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Strategy. Combined with other legal reforms, this has resulted in the ageing and aged care sector being increasingly focused on inclusive practice, but more work is needed to meet the health and wellbeing needs of LGBTI elders.
Through this project, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia educates service providers, policy makers, LGBTI people and the general community about how to meet the needs of LGBTI elders. We also connect LGBTI elders to services and resources. Together we are working to ensure aged care services are inclusive of the diverse genders, bodies, sexualities and relationships of older Australians.
LGBTI Legal Service Inc. is a community-based legal service providing free legal advice, assistance and referrals to the LGBTI community. It operates Monday – Friday from its office in West End with lawyers available in-person, by telephone and via videoconference. The service is non-profit and volunteer-centric.
For people who live in rural, regional or remote Queensland areas, a telephone or videoconference appointment may be organised. Please contact Client Services on 07 3124 7160 or email email@example.com