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About LGBTI Connect

Co-created with members from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) communities, ECH LGBTI Connect provides culturally safe access, navigation, advocacy and connection to aged care services for and from LGBTI community members in South Australia.

 

ECH is South Australia’s first Rainbow Tick accredited aged-care service provider.

ECH is a not-for-profit enterprise highly committed to being inclusive of clients and staff with differing backgrounds.

In 2017, ECH became the first South Australian aged care provider to receive Rainbow Tick accreditation by meeting six national standards of inclusive practice and service delivery for LGBTI clients.

The Rainbow Tick accreditation demonstrates to current and future ECH clients, as well as ECH employees, the commitment ECH makes to being a safe, inclusive and welcoming space for members of the LGBTI community.


 

Meet the team

The ECH LGBTI Connect Team comprises five older members of the LGBTI community with a deep appreciation of the fears, concerns and challenges older members of the LGBTI community face as they age.

A conversation or meeting with an ECH LGBTI Connector will be culturally safe, highly confidential and non-judgemental.

Watch the video and get to know a bit more about the ECH LGBTI Connect Team.

CONNECT WITH US

Connect with ECH at Feast

In 2017, ECH committed to a five-year partnership of Feast Festival – Adelaide’s only not-for-profit LGBTI Queer Arts and Cultural Festival.
The arts have an incredible ability to bring people together and since its inception Feast Festival has been entertaining the crowds as well as acting as a beacon for social change while also promoting, compassion, equality and inclusion.

ECH is proud to support a Festival that celebrates diversity and enables people to live their true colours.

LGBTI Rainbow Connections Writers’ Week 2020

Are you part of the LGBTI community and over 50? Do you love reading? Yes!

Then don’t miss the free LGBTI Rainbow Connections Writers’ Week program for a fun filled day!

Start the day with a delicious morning tea from 10am to 11am at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Gardens and enjoy and exclusive ‘meet and greet’ with LGBTI writer Benjamin Law.

Then dive straight into the atmosphere at Adelaide Writers’ Week and hear from an impressive line-up of interesting authors, including John Boyne and Dennis Altman.

Bookings essential! Only 50 spaces available.

Meeting Point

For more information contact ECH 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au

Join an ECH Rainbow Social Connections Event

Every third Wednesday of each month, ECH organises monthly Rainbow Social Connections Events. Hosted by the ECH LGBTI Connect team these events are a great way to connect with other members from the LGBTI community in a culturally safe way.

Discover the best of South Australian culture including museums, art galleries, wildlife centres and more with the LGBTI Connect Team by your side.

Enjoy a visit from an LGBTI Volunteer

Are you 55 or over and part of the LGBTI community? Do you like a good chat yet find it hard to get out and about?
ECH offers a free LGBTI Volunteer Home Visiting Program to support older members of the LGBTI community to remain socially connected.

Each month a vetted ECH volunteer, from the LGBTI community, will visit you in your own home. Visits can involve remaining at home or your volunteer visitor can take you out to watch a movie, visit a park or attend other social activities*.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the Rainbow Social Connections events or the LGBTI Volunteer Home Visiting Program (either as a volunteer or requesting a visit) please complete the form below, call ECH on 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au

*Costs of any activities outside the home are not covered by ECH or the ECH volunteer.

 

Discover the Possibilities

The LGBTI Connect Team bring the community together through a number of social events each month to rekindle connection or create new connections.  This is a gentle way to get to know the Team and to access information and advice on a range of aged care services to help you remain living confidently and independently as you age.

Get in touch

Enter your details and an LGBTI Connector will be in touch.