The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Review Submission

Closed 12 May 2017

Opened 30 Mar 2017

Overview

The Australian Government released the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Ageing and Aged Care Strategy (the LGBTI Strategy) to respond to the needs of older LGBTI peoples and better support the aged care sector to deliver care that is sensitive and appropriate.

Opportunity to Have Your Say

Comments are now being sought on the Review of the LGBTI Strategy and the development of the Aged Care Diversity Framework.

The Strategy will be replaced by a broader Diversity Framework building on existing efforts to provide guidance for providers to embed better practice in their service delivery to meet the diverse needs of older people.

Under the Diversity Framework, an Action Plan for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) elders and communities will be developed.

How to Make a Submission

  1. Download and complete the submission template under the ‘Give Us Your Views’ heading below and email your completed submission to: ageing.and.diversity@health.gov.au.

Submissions will close at 5pm, 12 May 2017 (AEST).

Why We Are Consulting

Since the release of the LGBTI Strategy, there have been reforms in aged care placing a strong emphasis on the concepts of greater choice and control being put in the hands of the consumer and the aged care system being accessible, equitable and inclusive for all older people.

A key mechanism for achieving this is the development of a new Diversity Framework for aged care, which is scheduled to be released by the end of 2017. Followed by the creation of a specific action plan for older LGBTI peoples. One of the building blocks for the development of this Diversity Framework and Action Plan will be reviews of the Government’s progress against the LGBTI Strategy.

What Happens Next

The feedback from this consultation will be used to inform the Review of the LGBTI Strategy and development of the Diversity Framework.

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Legislation
  • Regulatory policy
  • Residential Aged Care
  • Short-Term Restorative Care
  • Home Care