This report examines the findings from a survey of 1,050 heterosexual and 1,036 lesbian, gay and bisexual people over the age of 55 across Britain. The survey asked about their experiences and expectations of getting older and examined their personal support structures, family connections and living arrangements. It also asked about how they feel about getting older, the help they expect to need, and what they would like to be available from health and social care services.
This guide has been developed by the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Health and Wellbeing (GLBTI MAC), to assist the Department of Health, the Department of Human Services and funded agencies improve the quality of care provided to their GLBTI clients.
Well proud draws on national and international research on the health and wellbeing of GLBTI people and on guidelines for GLBTI-sensitive practice and service delivery that have been developed here and overseas.
This is the report from Stage Two of a Matrix Guild Victoria and Vintage Men research project. This report presents the experiences of aged care services providers regarding GLBTI- friendly aged care services in Victoria. The complimentary perspectives of GLBTI people themselves and these service providers offers a strong foundation for the future development of an action plan to create GLBTI-friendly aged care services. No previous studies in Australia have sought feedback from service providers and recipients to develop an action plan to create GLBTI-friendly aged care services