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The growing numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people accessing aged care services represents an emerging and potentially challenging area for aged care workers. This training is designed as a consciousness raising journey to explore the impact of societal attitudes and assumptions on the LGBTIQ community as well as good practice criteria for working with older people who identify as LGBTIQ. 

This workshop will give you an understanding of:

  • Historical experiences of LGBTIQ communities
  • Stereotypes, attitudes and assumptions
  • Impacts of discrimination
  • The importance of community for older LGBTIQ people
  • Sexual diversity in our community
  • Best Practice guidelines for human services

Target Audience

Managers, Team Leaders, Coordinators, Support Workers and Volunteers

Expected Outcomes

  • Raise awareness about the complexity of sexual & cultural diversity of older people
  • Inform workers about the specific challenges older people experience who identify as LGBTIQ
  • Understand the historical implications of the past laws, policies and attitudes and their ongoing impact on the community today
  • To most philosophers, the word "consciousness" connotes the relationship between the mind and the world. A key objective is to examine a range of ideas to become more aware of the specific issues LGBTIQ people experience and how we can broaden our thinking to support diversity, particularly in our approach to older people accessing human services


This workshop is FREE for CHSP and HACC providers  (use code CHSP2018)

This workshop will be conducted subject to sufficient registrations



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