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Having a well-trained workforce to deliver aged care services is essential to achieve LGBTI inclusive practice. GRAI is Western Australia’s specialist agency in LGBTI ageing and aged care, and offers unique expertise and highly skilled trainers to deliver the following programs:

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The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Community of Practice Project

Delivered by LGBTI aged care specialists GRAI, these training sessions will prompt a better understanding of the needs of LGBTI people, and equip managers to increase the LGBTI inclusivity in their organisation.

Since 2014, GRAI has delivered our ‘Right to Belong’ LGBTI inclusivity training to the aged care sector, as part of the federally funded National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Training Project.

This training is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health as part of the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Training Project and is subsidised for those working in the aged care sector.

GRAI is now offering a Community of Practice project in 2022. This project will offer organisations the opportunity to send 3-4 people who are sufficiently well-placed to be change agents within their organisation.

This may be managers, team leaders, policy, and HR staff in the aged care sector, including, residential facilities, retirement villages, community care providers and all services engaging with older members of the community.

The three-part course will explore how organisations can link the Aged Care standards with a Rainbow Readiness framework. Participants will understand the meaning and rationale of the standards for LGBTI people (why it matters); what implementation looks like on the ground; and how the organisation can develop and self-audit.

Training program:
Participants are expected to attend all three sessions

Two Full Days
(9am-4pm) Thursday 28 July and Thursday 11 August

One Half Day
(9am-1pm) Thursday 8th September

Venue:
Institute of Chartered Accountants Level 11, 2 Mill Street, Perth, WA

Please register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/communi ty-of-practice-lgbti-inclusivity-program- tickets-352463085577

Enquiries:
E: training@grai.org.au | P: 0484 639 886



The National LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Training Project

Training program:

FULL DAY (9.30am-4pm)
Tuesday 12th July 2022.

Institute of Chartered Accountants,
Level 11, 2 Mill St, Perth WA.

Book on Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/right-to-belong-training-tickets-352458281207
Enquiries: training@grai.org.au | 0484 639 886


These workshops are free to those working within the aged care sector and will promote a better understanding of the needs of LGBTI people, and increase the confidence of aged care staff to deliver an inclusive, best practice service.

This training is suitable for: Managers, front line workers and health professionals in the aged care sector, including, residential facilities, retirement villages, community care providers and all services engaging with older members of the community.

These workshops will:

– Increase awareness and understanding of LGBTI clients and support the delivery of culturally safe and welcoming service to LGBTI elders.
– Assist your organisation to provide LGBTI inclusive care and comply with legal obligations under the Aged Care Act and the Equal Opportunites Act.

The training is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health as part of the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Training Project and is coordinated by the LGBTI Health Alliance.

Bookings Required: Please book via EVENTBRITE.


Right To Belong

Five Part Program (preparing to meet the 6 National Standards for LGBTI Inclusivity)

Expressions of interest are sought from aged care service providers for participation in GRAI’s 2018 program: Right to Belong, creating an LGBTI inclusive aged care service.

This is a year-long program to achieve sustainable, organisational change for LGBTI inclusivity. It will support the development of services that are welcoming and inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals and their families.

The program supports organizations to implement the 6 National Standards for LGBTI inclusive practice to ensure your service will confidently provide a culturally safe environment for LGBTI people and also meet legal obligations for inclusive service provision.

About the Program

The program involves a series of 5 workshops over a 12-month period to coach participants through the practical steps involved in building an LGBTI inclusive service. Participants will be supported to plan, implement and evaluate changes in their service including:

  • Conducting an organisational audit
  • Consulting consumers
  • Educating colleagues
  • Developing and implementing an action plan
  • Managing obstacles
  • Evaluating changes

For more information:
For expressions of interest regarding the five-part program contact training@grai.org.au


Tailored training.

GRAI can deliver tailored training to suit your situation. Full or half-day workshops or shorter executive presentations can be delivered at your facility. This is a fee for service programme. For all enquiries contact training@grai.org.au

GRAI can also provide Keynote Speakers and Presentations. We bring a wealth of specialist knowledge in this field, having worked with both LGBTI elders and the aged care sector since 2005. GRAI is also engaged in the latest national and international research in LGBTI ageing and inclusive practice, as well as providing input to Government bodies on policy development.

We welcome your enquiries – please contact us at training@grai.org.au for more information.