Training

It is acknowledged that having a well-trained workforce to deliver aged care services is essential if inclusive GLBTI practice is to be achieved. This is a high-priority focus for GRAI, who deliver the following programs:

1. Right To Belong - National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Training Project

GRAI manages the WA delivery of the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Training Project, through the Federal Department of Social Services. This came out of the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy (PDF below) which GRAI's research helped inform. The strategy included the provision for a rollout of a national training program for aged care services to enhance their understanding and awareness of GLBTI issues and how to implement best practice to ensure gender and sexually diverse people have access to the best possible care.

This training runs until June 2016 and is fully-subidised by the Commonwealth Government. Qualified trainers can visit your facility to deliver this one-day program for your team, which will assist your organisation comply with new legal requirements. (Further information is on the flyer below). To express your interest in this limited program contact us.

2. How2 Program

GRAI also offers organisations training through the How2 program, which provides detailed and tailored approaches to work toward GLBTI inclusive policy and practice. See the relevant PDF below.

3. GRAI's Consulting and Training

GRAI offers fee-for-service individualised consulting and training to support agencies to become GLBTI inclusive. Services are undertaken for organisation-specific needs and are devised for your capacity. GRAI consulting and training crosses workforce training, policy development and implementation, service evaluation, case-studies, awareness raising.

For information on this and how it could suit your organisation contact chair@grai.org.au

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