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Aged Care Navigation

Brisbane North Care Finder Program

For senior members of the LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl & Brotherboy community

It is not always easy to find and access aged care services. Locating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, lntersex, Queer, Sistergirl and Brotherboy friendly and culturally safe services can be challenging too.

 

The Queensland Council for LGBTI Health's care finder program provides a free, independent and confidential service to senior LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy folks, their families and carers, living in the Brisbane North region.

 

Our LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy care finder program, based in Brisbane north, can work with you to navigate:

 

The types of services and support available (in-home or residential):

  • The My Aged Care portal

  • How to access aged care services

  • Your rights and responsibilities

  • How to compare services,

  • facilities and prices

  • Other options if you are on a waiting list, And more.

 

We also work with local agencies to assist in the provision of culturally safe, LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy inclusive services.

To make a referral, please click the buttons below:

To get further information you can contact a care finder navigator in Brisbane North by phoning (07) 3017 1777 or email carefinder@qc.org.au.​

Download our resources for the Brisbane North Care Finder Program

Eligibility

The trial catchment area is Cairns (FNQ). 

People (customers) should identify as being part of the, or connected to our LGBTIQ+, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities. 

 

The service is open to people 65 years of age or over (50 years or over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people).

 

People who care for and support older LGBTIQ+, Sistergirl and Brotherboy people can refer on behalf of the person (with their permission).

To make a referral or get further information contact Gary Hubble in Cairns (our LGBTI Aged Care System Navigator) by phoning 0434 131 916 or email ghubble@qc.org.au or complete an online referral.​

You can access further information on the LGBTI Aged Care System Navigator here.

​The national Aged Care System Navigator trial is planned to finish at the end of 2022, with the hope that funding for a similar program will be commissioned after the completion of the trial. QC recognises the need for an Aged Care system that supports the unique needs of older LGBTI, Sistergirl and Brotherboy folk and includes a peer-based workforce. We will work with government and other funding bodies to promote this need with the intention of securing continued funding for culturally safe, LGBTI-focused aged care navigation, supports and services in the future.

The Aged Care System Navigator Trial is delivered as part of a consortium led by COTA Australia, that also includes LGBTIQ+ Health Australia and is funded by the Australian Government. 

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