enliven is committed to promoting equal access for the same level of care, opportunities and options regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation. enliven understands the importance of genuine engagement and consultation in planning and developing quality and equitable service provision.
As such, enliven established a LGBTI community reference group in 2016 with the aim of providing a mechanism for communicating with and responding to the needs of LGBTI communities in south east Melbourne.
The work of this group to date has included:
- Ensuring that LGBTI people are involved in service delivery planning and design
- Increasing the number of health and social services that apply for and become accredited as Rainbow Tick services
- Advising on consumer information and content
- Applying an LGBTI lens to existing facilities, programs and services.
We are currently in the process of scoping the expansion of this group to cover the Frankston Mornington Peninsula and Southern Melbourne PCP catchments. We will also be reviewing the group’s purpose and areas of focus.