Val's Cafe Membership
Becoming a member of Val's Cafe is free and is as simple as joining our newsletter mailing list. Our monthly newsletter and website will keep you up to date on news, events, resources and education sessions. Just enter your email address on the Val's Cafe homepage to join.
Val's Cafe provides education to service providers that ranges from our 'generic' LGBTI Ageing 101 session to more specific education that is tailored to specific services or roles. We also run the year long Aged Care inclusive practice program, that supports services through the processes necessary to becoming LGBTI inclusive.
We advertise upcoming training through our newsletter and on the 'events' section of this website.
We develop resources in close consultation with members of the LGBTI community. Our resources are designed to support the implementation of LGBTI inclusive practice in services that work with older people. Our resources draw on the lived experiences of older LGBTI people ensuring that their stories are heard and valued.
Val's Cafe also runs several events throughout the year. These range from sponsoring a film at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, to onsite events which have a relaxed forum style feel. Service providers are encouraged to attend these events which are designed as opportunities to network, learn, seek support and, at certain events, speak directly to LGBTI community representatives.