Diversity News August 2021

Content:   SDT mailout update; Diversity initiatives in Swan Hill Social support /LGBTI counsellor; Homelessness census brochure; Homelessness in Older People recorded seminar; ABS LGBTIQ+ characteristics standard;  training opportunities: Ya-Yapaneyepuk forum program for October! COVID-19 Grief and Trauma support; LGBTI community of practice guests; Val's aged care training dates
We respectfully acknowledge
the Traditional Custodians of the lands that we live and work on
and pay respect to their Elders both past, present and emerging.
The CHSP Diversity Advisors communicate with providers in a number of ways including via this monthly LM CHSP Diversity News e bulletin. The mailout list has recently been updated to include all senior managers and team leader of CHSP services in Loddon Mallee. Around 300 CHSP staff across this region currently have the opportunity to read about diversity related updates on expected practice from the Commonwealth, regional diversity training opportunities as well as share examples of practice (see below) that stem from effective diversity planning

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See below two examples of newly funded initiatives that stem from effective diversity planning through exploring and understanding the local  population demographic and known LGBTI statistics:

Afghan Men’s Group - a Social Support initiative in Swan Hill!
 After discussions with the Swan Hill District Health refugee nurse it was identified that Afghani men were a vulnerable group in our community in need of social more
Mallee Family Care in partnership with Drummond Street have secured funding for a LGBTIQA+ family counselling program . For more information contact the project officer Margrete  here
The Census is happening now! 

Homelessness/risk of:
With awareness raising about impact of the '
rental affordability crisis' during the recent National Homelessness Week and specific ABS guides circulated to specialist homelessness services the quest is on to count people and their living situation as accurately as possible.    Homelessness census brochure 
NARI recorded seminar: Older People and Homelessness 42 mins

LGBTI standard:
This LGBTIQ+ Health Australia Factsheet includes a useful standard for organisations though not as yet all reflected in census questions : ABS Standard for Sex, Gender, Variations of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation Variables  
Reading matters:
The summary from the State of the (Older) Nation Report from COTA highlights some of the impact from the COVID year(s) especially the more vulnerable older Australians. 
The Sector Development Teams from Hume and Loddon Mallee met recently to continue preparations for the upcoming Ya-Yapaneyepuk Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Forum & EXPO to be held in Moama 26/27 October. 

2 fully funded places are available
for each CHSP/HACC PYP funded providers - restrictions allowing.
See the program here.
Registration link has been sent to managers.  Contact Virginia for more information.

COVID-19 Aged Care Grief and Trauma Support Services:
Increasingly we are coming to understand the importance of trauma informed care - what does it mean and who is affected? Have you heard of Phoenix Australia? How can they help? The Australian Department of Health have collected resources here 

Next Loddon Mallee LGBTIQ+ Community of Practice is on Thursday 26th August 1pm on line. Come along to hear updates from guests Thorne Harbour Country and Switchboard and find out about the services and support that they can provide. EOI to Virginia.

LGBTI Inclusive Aged Care Training 2021 Val's LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care have confirmed dates for additional CHSP/HACC PYP sessions for the remainder of 2021. These will continue to be hosted via Zoom read more here and to register
 Sector Development Teams are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. The material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.
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