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About the Rainbow Hub

Welcome to The Rainbow Hub

Welcome

Welcome to the Rainbow Hub, your one-stop-shop for all the programs, services, events and activities we have which are particularly focussed on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex (LGBTI) community. Click on the links below for more information.

COVID-19 Update
We are moving our services online as much as possible during COVID-19, complemented by phone, video call, postal letters or email contact. We are receiving referrals for visitors here. Click here for COTA SA’s response to COVID-19

Programs and services

  • Rainbow Hub Monthly Lunch - now online Conversations
    Every 4th Thursday of the month
    TIME: 12 noon - 1pm
    LOCATION:
      See latest issue of our E-news for the online address here
    BOOKINGS:
    No RSVP required, for assistance email cotasa@cotasa.org.au or call 08 8232 0422
  • Rainbow Hub Newsletter
    Newsletter containing news and events for LGBTI elders. Subscribe to receive the Rainbow Hub Newsletter.
  • Navigating Aged Care, LGBTI Rainbow Hub
    We provide tailored information in convenient locations throughout Adelaide - currently online or by phone. More information: Aged Care Navigator Trial page.
  • COTA Visitors
    The Rainbow Hub connects volunteer visitors with LGBTI elders. The Australian Government funded Community Visitors Scheme is available to people receiving or waiting for aged care. During COVID-19 all face to face visits to older people have been postponed and instead we have volunteers available for 'virtual visits' including by telephone, Skype, postal letters or email. If you are interested in being matched with a visitor please contact us on 8232 0422 or email cvs@cotasa.org.au. We are not recruiting new volunteers at the moment. Visit the COTA Visitors page for more information
  • Silver Rainbow Training - LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training
    COTA SA is the South Australian partner for the Silver Rainbow LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training Project. Training is available for aged care providers and is delivered by qualified trainers with lived LGBTI experience. For more information go to the Silver Rainbow page

Advocacy

  • The LGBTI Advisory Group
    The LGBTI Advisory Group works closely with COTA SA to guide the Rainbow Hub programs and to lead advocacy priorities and engagement. The Advisory Group also liaises with other key LGBTI stakeholders such as the South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA)
  • The South Australian Joint Statement against the Religious Discrimination Bill
    COTA SA was one of fourteen signatories to the joint statement; said COTA SA CE, Jane Mussared "The Religious Discrimination bill has worried a generation of people who have vivid memories of the discrimination, hurts, abuse and lack of safety that has been the experience for most of their lives. They worry that the bill, as law, would legitimise that all over again." Read the statement here

  • COTA Australia's Submission to the Religious Discrimination Bill's 2nd Consultation Draft
    This was developed with our input including a letter from COTA SA's LGBTI Advisory Group - read the submission here

  • Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety - National LGBTI Health Alliance Submission
    In September 2019, the National LGBTI Health Alliance came to Adelaide to speak with LGBTI older people and elders, and their carers. This consultation, along with others in Melbourne, Canberra, Tasmania and on the Sunshine Coast informed the submission - read the submission here
  • The LGBTIQ People Ageing Well Project
    Following work with LGBTI elders about policy and service needs and priorities, The LGBTIQ People Ageing Well Project concluded, with the final report being sent in August 2018. For more information and to read the full report click here

For more information

For more information contact COTA SA Reception or Jackie Wurm, Project Officer - LGBTI Communities:

Phone: 08 8232 0422
Email: cotasa@cotasa.org.au

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