GRAI Covid-19 Response

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The GRAI mission is to be responsive and inclusive whilst promoting and supporting quality life for older people of diverse sexualities and gender identities This information is to provide LGBTI elders with some useful resources to help with day to day challenges in the coming weeks due to COVID-19.  Central Patient COVID-19 Triage Hotline –1800 020 080  The national 24/7 … Read More

Diabetes Care & Education for the LGBT Community

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Diabetes LGBT

Photo by PhotoMIX Company from Pexels Providing Culturally Sensitive Diabetes Care and Education for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community.  by Theresa L. Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE “Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community have unique health disparities and worse health outcomes than their heterosexual counterparts, which has clinical relevance in the delivery of diabetes care and … Read More

Gender Is Just Part Of Who I Am: Stories from Trans Australians

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Trans Gender Diverse

Photo by PhotoMIX Company from Pexels Gender Is Just Part Of Who I Am: Stories from Trans Australians – Exploring the experiences and needs of trans people for health and aged care services. JR Latham & Catherine Barrett, November 2015 The barriers stopping transgender and gender diverse Australians living their fullest possible lives remain unacceptably pervasive. An important component of tackling discrimination and … Read More

GRAI Best Practice Guidelines

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GRAI Best Practice

These Best Practice Guidelines for accommodating older gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex (GLBTI) people are a result of the GRAI research project which resulted in the report We Don’t Have Any of Those People Here. It provides management and staff with a practical tool to assist in adopting practices to create an inclusive, rather than an exclusive, environment which … Read More

NISCHR report 2013 – Provision of LGBTI inclusive aged care services in Wales)

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Introduction to the project: This is a report of research we conducted (April 2011- June 2013) into the provision of services for older lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) identifying people in care and nursing homes in Wales. NISCHR REPORT 2013 – EASY READ VERSIONProject Title: Provision of inclusive and anti-discriminatory services to older lesbian, gay, bisexual-identifying (LGB) people in residential … Read More

Outrageous Ageing

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Outrageous Ageing This survey sought to investigate the health and wellbeing of LGBTI seniors in New South Wales, including the health issues they are most concerned about, activities they would like to be involved in, and who they would like to connect with in engaging in these activities.

Sue Westwood: Ageing, Gender and Sexuality: Equality in Later Life (Thesis)

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Sue Westwood: Ageing, Gender and Sexuality: Equality in Later Life (Thesis) Executive Summary IntroductionThis thesis explored how ageing, gender and sexuality intersect to influence equality in later life, in relation to older lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals and non-labelling individuals in same-gender relationships (LGBN). It comprised an analysis of UK law and social policy (‘regulatory context’) and empirical research which … Read More

No Need to Straighten Up

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no need to straighten up

No Need to Straighten Up is a piece of research commissioned by beyondblue and explores issues of discrimination, depression, anxiety amongst older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Australians. (July 2014; authors: Catherine Barrett, Carolyn Whyte, William Leonard Jude Comfort) (PDF attached).

We don’t have any of those people here – Research papers

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Research indicates older GLBTI people are likely to be disadvantaged in the aged care sector due to their sexuality. Recent research carried out by GRAI in conjunction with Curtin University and supported by a Lotterywest Social Research Grant, investigated the preparedness of the retirement and residential aged care sector in Western Australia in response to this minority group. Findings from … Read More