Royal Commission into Aged Care: Virtual Consultations with the Canberra Community

The AIDS Action Council, in partnership with the National LGBTI Health Alliance, is seeking 10 individuals to participate in a short interview (a “virtual” consultation) in response to the Royal Commission Interim report, “Neglect” (specifically pages 1 -12).

 

We are seeking a broad range of LGBTI people, their carers, friends and family, and LGBTI aged care workers. 

Interviews should only take 30 minutes or so. Responses will be summarised and sent to the LGBT Health Alliance by 1 June 2020.

There will be a counsellor available during and after interviews in case anyone needs a friendly ear and every participant will receive a $50 voucher sent via post mail as a thank you from The Alliance.

If you can help, please contact John Guppy by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or the Council team on 02 6257 2855

A word from the National LGBTI Health Alliance

The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance) has been funded to represent the views, experiences and aspirations of older LGBTI people in utilising the aged care system. Three submissions have already been made, one general, one on workforce issues and one on the overall design of the aged care system. These submissions were developed through a co-design process involving the establishment of a Royal Commission Advisory Group, online surveys and a series of face-to-face group consultations with older LGBTI people, their carers, friends and family, and LGBTI aged care workers.

Three further submissions are planned.  Firstly, a response to the Royal Commission interim report, “Neglect”, secondly a specific submission focussing on the LGBTI Community Visitors Scheme, and a third general submission putting forward any positions which may have emerged over the last six months.

The Alliance is committed to representing the widest range of views from our communities.  We are also committed to protecting the health and safety of all LGBTI people. The current COVID 19 threat means that we cannot bring groups of people together, particularly older or more vulnerable people. 

 

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