LGBTIQ Inclusivity Training

18 Feb. 2019

Deliv­ered by the Queens­land AIDS Coun­cil this unique 4 hour work­shop was designed to help pro­mote a bet­ter under­stand­ing of the needs of les­bian, gay, bisex­u­al and trans­gen­der old­er peo­ple and peo­ple with inter­sex char­ac­ter­is­tics. The work­shop aimed to pro­vide staff with more con­fi­dence to deliv­er an inclu­sive best prac­tice ser­vice. Staff from both Blue Care Maree­ba and Carinya Home Ather­ton in Far North QLD learnt about LGBTI pop­u­la­tions, inclu­siv­i­ty in aged care includ­ing what ser­vices should know and what ser­vices can do as well as the impor­tance of Advanced Care direc­tives for LGBTI pop­u­la­tions. All eval­u­a­tions received found the train­ing very valu­able. CRANAplus recog­nis­es that the aged care user cohort is becom­ing more diverse with spe­cialised skills required to meet the increas­ing diver­si­ty of ser­vice needs.