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 a Rainbow Tick accredited organisation to promote LGBTI inclusiveness.
We see ourselves as an ally of the LGBTI community; partnering to change discriminatory attitudes and 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:
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Artwork: 'The Diversity Tree' courtesy of Eldercare
Evanston Park residents, staff and volunteers.
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.
In September 2019, Eldercare received
Rainbow Tick accreditation in recognition of its LGBTI inclusive practice and its efforts to ensure Eldercare is a safe and welcoming place for members of the LGBTI community.
Eldercare continues to consult with older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people to guide our strategies for making our residential care welcoming and safe for our diverse community.
Pictured above are the members of the consultation group and LGBTI Advisory Group.