Newly released today, our Rainbow Horizons project report, Rainbow Horizons: Don't leave me this way, reveals the unique challenges older LGBTI+ people may face and advocates for stronger intergenerational links and for providers to ensure a more inclusive approach to end of life experiences for older LGBTI+ people.
The COTA SA Rainbow Horizons project was an important initiative designed to create greater cross-generational support in relation to end of life planning, care and dying for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex plus (LGBTI+) people.
The two year project was supported by Office for Ageing Well, SA Health with a specific focus on:
- Facilitating conversations in LGBTI+ communities across generations
- Building an intergenerational compassionate community model that can be adapted, and
- Engaging with service providers.
The project’s compassionate community model aims to foster intergenerational compassionate communities to support LGBTI+ people’s end of life; it was designed in collaboration with the LGBTI+ community, providers and other stakeholders.
The report aims to strengthen social approaches to end of life support where many can play a role in partnership:
- People working in health and other service providers associated with end of life matters
- LGBTI+ organisations
- People who identify as LGBTI+
- Organisations interested in financing this work further.
The report includes guiding principles and a variety of recommendations towards more inclusive end of life care.
Click below to read "Rainbow Horizons: Don't leave me this way - fostering intergenerational compassionate communties to support LGTI+ people's end of life".