Strategies for LGBT Aged Care discussed at roundtable
The 2nd National Roundtable on LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care kicked off in Sydney today.
Convened by the National LGBTI Health Alliance, the roundtable gives policy makers, service providers, older adults, LGBTI people, and key organisations an opportunity to review the implementation of the National LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Strategy and to feed information back to government as to how well the strategies are working in the community.
“In addition participants will identify healthy ageing opportunities, needs and wants of older LGBTI people, including housing, health, mental health and other non-aged care sector services and discuss the progress of cultural change within the ageing and aged care sectors and initiatives to achieve support of LGBTI people within aged care” said Rebecca Reynolds, Executive Director of the Alliance.
Senator Dean Smith will attend the second day of the Roundtable (August 13) to hear about the outcomes from day one and discuss what the sector and the Government can do to act on these recommendations.
According to the National LGBTI Health Allaince outcomes of this Roundtable will ensure that national efforts to provide safe and inclusive aged care services are cohesive and able to best realize the potential of the Strategy.