Val's Cafe have developed a range of resources from the Trans Ageing and Aged Care project completed in 2015 from a grant provided by the Federal government in response to the National LGBTI ageing and Aged Care Strategy.
The resources were developed as part of a research project to document Australian trans people’s experiences of ageing and their health and aged care needs, and to provide resources that privileged the voices of trans people. The evidence for this guide comes from interviews conducted in 2014 and 2015 with 15 trans people aged between 49 and 79 (3 men, 11 women and 1 gender diverse person), two of whom were living with dementia. We also interviewed seven service providers, who contacted us, about their experiences caring for older trans people. Three service providers shared with us the stories of four trans people living with dementia.