A free service connecting older LGBTI Victorians
Out & About is a peer service connecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) people across Victoria. We are a free community visitors program run specifically for older members of the LGBTI community. We aim to reduce social isolation and loneliness by creating community connections and facilitating peer friendships.
Out & About connects older people who would benefit from increased social connections with friendly and trained volunteer visitors. Our matched clients and visitors engage in regular visits every week or fortnight, either at home or another location. These social visits could include having a chat over coffee or tea, watching a film, attending a community event, participating in a hobby, game or any other enjoyable social activity.
You can refer yourself or someone else to our service. We welcome people who are not “out” about being LGBTI – we respect this and are very careful with confidentiality. Out & About especially welcomes referrals from people who live in residential aged care, access aged care services, live with disability including dementia, live rurally or regionally, are transgender or gender diverse, intersex, bisexual, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, multicultural, veterans, women, or live with HIV.
- LGBTI (or questioning), AND
- live anywhere in Victoria, including rural/regional, AND
- One of the following:
- Living at home receiving / assessed for a Home Care Package, or
- Living in Residential Aged Care, or
- aged 60+ (limited number of places available from Sep 2019)