The WAAIDS Council is hosting a special workshop looking into elder abuse

The workshop will be conducted in person at the WA AIDS Council, 664 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000 from 10am to 12.30pm on Tuesday, 12th December 2017. Morning tea will be provided.

We are seeking both professional members (policy advisers, advocates and service providers) and members of the older LGBTQI community:

Professional Members: who have experience in the area of elder abuse. In particular, we would like to hear from people who have personally experienced elder abuse, witnessed an occurrence, supported someone who had experienced it, or be an active member of an elder community with an interest in this issue. 

LGBTQI Community: who have experience in the area of elder abuse. In particular, we would like to hear from people who have personally experienced elder abuse, witnessed an occurrence, supported someone who had experienced it, or be an active member of an elder community with an interest in this issue.

Hearing about your experiences and knowledge of this issue, will help the project find out what is helpful and unhelpful, and will guide that development of an Australian definition of elder abuse.

We know that talking about these issues can sometimes be upsetting. If you need some extra support after the interview, we can provide you with the contact details of services that can help. 

If you are willing to help in this important study, please contact David O’Keeffe (Project Manager) on (03) 9214 7865 or email elderabusenationalresearch@aifs.gov.au to express your interest in participating.

If you decide to participate in this study, your participation is confidential and completely voluntary. We won’t tell anyone that you have spoken to us and we won’t use the information you provide in a way that would mean anyone would know it came from you. If you consent, we will record the interview so that we can produce an accurate record of your experiences and views. Your personal details, such as your name and address, will not be recorded on the tape recording or transcript or used in any reports or presentations coming from the project. You will be free to discontinue the interview at any time.

Yours Sincerely,

Rachel Carson
Chief Investigator

 

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NAPWHA's Advocacy Agenda for Ageing

NAPWHA is developing an advocacy agenda for HIV and ageing in recognition of the fact that more than 50% of the people with HIV in Australia will soon be over the age of 50. 

  • The Government is developing an LGBTI Action Plan as part of a new Aged Care Diversity Framework. NAPWHA acknowledges that a number of people living with HIV are also part of the LGBTI communities and is inviting people to contribute to the survey. We are keen to ensure the voices of older people living with HIV are heard in this consultation.
  • This survey will inform the Government about the particular needs of LGBTI communities in Australia, including those with HIV. The Aged Care Sector Committee Diversity Sub-Group will also develop action plans for: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD backgrounds).
  • The LGBTI Health Alliance is holding in-person consultations across Australia and conducting an online survey to ensure your experiences and wisdom are included. 
  • Contact samantha.edmonds@lgbtihealth.org.au for more information

Ways to get involved:

1.    Click here to participate in the online survey.

2.    Download a print copy of the survey

3.    Download the plain language version of the survey

In-person consultations

1.    Register your interest in one of our in-person consultations

For providers

1.    Download a print copy of the survey

 

 

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