Research

GRAI is a leader in the evidence which informs policy and practice to ensure quality ageing and aged care services for GLBTI elders. In 2010, we undertook an important piece of research regarding aged care facilities attitudes and practices toward GLBTI clients. This resulted in the groundbreaking ‘We Don’t Have Any Of Those People Here’ report which also informed GRAI’s Best Practice Guidelines. Should you have any questions about either the report of the Guidelines please contact us.

Social Connectivity Report

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Sep 07, 2020

A peer-led program for social connection and healthy ageing in the LGBTI+ Perth community A GRAI Initiative compiled by Jude Comfort Consultancy Background There have been considerable advances in the recognition and rights of the LGBTI+1 community in Western countries including Australia. There are still challenges that face the community which manifest as higher rates of mental health issues, social … Read More

Diabetes Care & Education for the LGBT Community

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May 05, 2017

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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Nov 05, 2015

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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Jun 09, 2015

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

Val’s Cafe: Then and Now videos

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Jan 09, 2015

The “Then and Now” videos are insightful views of LGBTI issues crossing generations in one person or group of people. Click Here: Then and Now Video Link

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

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Dec 09, 2014

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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Dec 09, 2014

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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Dec 09, 2014

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

Aged Care for Transsexuals

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Nov 09, 2014

From Polare magazine, a comprehensive report on the unique needs of trans* folk accessing aged-care facilities and services. www.gendercentre.org.au/resources/polare-archive/archived-articles/aged-care-for-transsexuals.htm

No Need to Straighten Up

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Jul 09, 2014

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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Jul 12, 2010

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