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“I can’t see myself there. There is no one I can relate to” – Quote from older service user
There is a rapidly increasing number of people over 50 asking for support through the community sector. Many older Australians report feeling overlooked, devalued and ignored as a result of poor interactions with service staff, a lack of products that cater to their needs, feeling like a burden to family and friends and lack of cultural representation.
Our society places many barriers in front of those who differ from the societal norms established by capitalist, colonial and patriarchal ideals of a cisgender, young heterosexual, capital-owning, able-bodied, white man. This information booklet is a starting point for unpacking these barriers.
This booklet is a starting point for unpacking how these barriers get in the way of women, nonbinary and gender diverse people that are over the age of 50 engaging in your organisation and how you can start to make change towards justice and equity.
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These tools are among those we use at WIRE to support processes and decision making. The framework and checklists cover organisational areas such as HR policy, board, communications and service delivery, and specific questions to consider to support access for women, nonbinary and gender diverse folk over 50.
You can download a copy of the Better Access for Women, Nonbinary and Gender Diverse People Over 50 information booklet.