Housing for the Aged Action Group welcomes all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) communities to access our housing services, to participate in our organisation and our campaigns for housing justice, and to work with us.
We strive do so so in an inclusive and respectful way and provide a welcoming and safe environment. HAAG does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation. As part of our commitment to LGBTI diversity and inclusion we are working towards the Rainbow Tick accreditation.
We are looking for people who are part of the LGBTI community who are interested in being part of a reference group to guide an upcoming project which will be developing and delivering community education to the LGBTI community. Sign up here if you'd like to be involved!
Latest Updates and Events from HAAG's LGBTI Projects
Resources for LGBTI Older People
Below are some additional resources that LGBTI older people may find useful
VALS LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care
Victorian state-wide program working to improve healthy ageing pathways, care and visibility of older LGBTI people.
Q-Life (Switchboard Victoria)
Free, anonymous and confidential LGBTI phoneline and webchat Ring for a chat or to find referrals or more information.
Call 1800 184 527
Out and about program (Switchboard Victoria)
Statewide service providing regular catch ups for LGBTI people at risk of social isolation, eligibility: people accessing or waiting for a Home Care Package or living in residential aged care
Rainbow Door (Switchboard Victoria)
Free specialist LGBTIQA+ helpline providing information, support, and referral to all LGBTIQA+ Victorians, their friends and family
Call 1800 729 367
Thorne Harbour Health (THH)
Victoria's leading LGBTI health service specialising in, HIV prevention, mental health, housing, family violence and drug and alcohol support
Call 1800 134 840
Rainbow Connections (THH)
Peer connections for older LGBTI people
Transgender Victoria (TGV)
Victoria's leading body for trans and gender diverse advocacy, training, and resource development in
Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)
Improving the experience of ageing through connecting research, policy and practice.
Senior's Rights Victoria
Helpline-information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse
Call 1300 368 821
VincentCare is a rainbow tick specialist housing and homelessness service that supports people who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or experiencing a housing crisis.
Call 03 9611 9200
Rainbow tick organisation representing and providing support to carers in Victoria.
Call 1800 514 845
An advocacy and support group for older lesbians who provide information on accommodation options and manage some social housing properties
LGBTI+ Elders dance group
Free monthly social event, learn new dances, and interact with other LGBTI elders and allies.
Community Visitor Programs
List and links to the current CVS Auspices providing LGBTI specific services.
A national project empowering LGBTI elders and promoting healthy LGBTI ageing in Australia
National coordination and support activities promoting the well-being of LGBTI elders and the ongoing delivery of the LGBTI awareness training to the aged care sector
A not for profit community service organisation with a range of services including counselling and support services for older LGBTI people