ElderPRIDE is Eldercare’s commitment to supporting our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) residents, family members, staff and volunteers to ensure they feel welcomed and safe.
ElderPRIDE acknowledges that the LGBTI community is diverse, but people can encounter similar challenges, such as discrimination.
We also understand that attributes such as sexual orientation, sexual characteristics and gender identity are important, but these do not define people as individuals.
Eldercare is proud to be seeking Rainbow Tick accreditation to promote LGBTI inclusiveness.
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Artwork: 'Equality' courtesy of Eldercare Clinical Care Manager
and Aboriginal artist Linda Turner
We see ourselves as an ally of the LGBTI community; working together to change stereotypical attitudes and discriminatory or negative behaviours.
We believe we have a significant role to play in promoting a deeper understanding of the ways in which past and present experiences of discrimination can impact our LGBTI residents, family members, staff and volunteers.
ElderPRIDE has three key objectives:
Inclusiveness aligns with Eldercare’s organisational values of respect, accountability and connection.
We welcome and respect the diversity that our residents, family members, staff and volunteers bring to Eldercare.
We model and expect respectful behaviour from everyone who lives, visits or works at Eldercare.
We do not accept any form of behaviour that vilifies or discriminates against someone else based on their gender, sexuality, age, race or ethnicity.
We promote inclusiveness by:
If you have any questions about the ElderPRIDE Project, please call Chris Morris on (08) 8291 1000.
Eldercare is consulting with older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people to guide our strategies to ensure our aged care services are welcoming and safe for our diverse community.
Pictured above are the members of the consultation group and LGBTI Advisory Group with Eldercare Deputy Board Chair Di Wickett.
Residents of Eldercare Evanston Park, together with family members, volunteers and staff members, created ‘The Diversity Tree’ (shown above) which was made from resident thumb prints to celebrate diversity and inclusion. The artwork was awarded first prize for ‘Any Group Article’ at the 2018 Gawler Show.