The fifth National LGBTIQ+ Ageing and Aged Care Conference will be hosted online over three consecutive Fridays in April, on the 16th, 23rd and 30th of the month.
The conference is being sponsored by the Federal Department of Health and will comprise sessions focussed on the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, human rights and aged care diversity and inclusion.
Aged Care providers are encouraged to attend, particularly given the Royal Commission’s statement that diversity should become core business in aged care.
An influential international panel of guests will be appearing, including Sarah McBride – member of the Delaware State Senate, US, Louisa Wall – MP for Manurewa, NZ, Rory O’Neill – the Irish performer and activist, Eloise Stonbourgh – associate director of Policy and Research at Stonewall, and will be chaired by Australia’s very own Julie McCrossin.
“LGBTIQ activists and leaders from across the globe inspire us to tackle the hard issues and continue breaking down barriers,” Nicky Bath, CEO of LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, said.
“They provide us with new ideas and internationally tested strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people.”
The conference is the leading event in Australia for aged, health and human service providers to develop their knowledge, skills and practice to meet the needs of LGBTIQ+ elders.
It brings together community members, community organisations, aged care providers, health practitioners, researchers, academics, policymakers, advocates, and others interested in improving the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ elders.
This year’s event will be delivered alongside the 11th Health in Difference Conference, Australia’s premier event on the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities throughout Australia.