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About the Rainbow Hub

Welcome to The Rainbow Hub

 

Welcome

Welcome to the Rainbow Hub, your one-stop-shop for all the programs, services, events and activities we have which are particularly focussed on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex (LGBTI) community. Click on the links below for more information.

COVID-19 Update
We have moved som of our services online during COVID-19, complemented by phone, video call, postal letters or email contact. We are receiving referrals for visitors here. Click here for COTA SA’s response to COVID-19

Programs and services

  • Rainbow Hub Monthly Lunch
    Every 4th Thursday of the month
    TIME: 12 noon - 1:30pm
    LOCATION:
    The Treasury, King William Street, Adelaide
    BOOKINGS: Essenial as numbers are limited due to COVID-19. Email events@cotasa.org.au or call 08 8232 0422

    If you want to find out more about what these lunches are like you can read this article by one of our regular lunchers which appeared in the Winter 2020 edition of ONECOTA
  • Rainbow Hub E-News
    Newsletter containing news and events for LGBTI elders. Subscribe to receive the Rainbow Hub E-News.
  • Navigating Aged Care, LGBTI Rainbow Hub
    We provide tailored information in convenient locations throughout Adelaide - including online or by phone. More information: Aged Care Navigator Trial page.

  • Rainbow Hub at Coventry Library, Stirling
    COTA SA has partnered with the Adelaide Hills Library Service to provide a regular presence for LGBTI people to meet face to face with one of our Rainbow Hub Navigators for information about aged care programs and ageing well. The Library’s physical distancing and hygiene guidelines will apply and bookings are required to meet the recommended number of users at a time.

    The Library Service wants to promote its LGBTQI collections, both physical and online. The fiction, non-fiction and DVD collections currently have over 550 titles available together with considerable LGBTQI eResources that include film streaming, eBooks and eAudiobooks. They are also happy to receive suggestions for purchase. It additionally provides a home service delivery of library materials to anyone within the Council area who has difficulty accessing their branches. It is also continuing their ‘click and collect’ service.

    The OneCard network for libraries in South Australia enables you to have one library card and use that card to access library collections across the state. Select online, pick up at the library of your choice and return to any library that is convenient to your needs. Contact details to check on the services for other libraries can be found here.

    When: 10 – 12 noon 1st & 3rd Saturday every month from July
    Where: 63 Mount Barker Road, Stirling
    Bookings: online or 08 8408 0420 or just drop in. More Library Information here
  • COTA Visitors
    The Rainbow Hub connects volunteer visitors with LGBTI elders who are receiving or waiting for aged care. Visit the COTA Visitors page for more information.

    Get inspired by this short video from a similar program in Victoria.
  • Silver Rainbow Training - LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training
    COTA SA is the South Australian partner for the Silver Rainbow LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training Project. Training is available for aged care providers and is delivered by qualified trainers with lived LGBTI experience. For more information go to the Silver Rainbow page

Advocacy

  • The Rainbow Hub Advisory Group
    The Advisory Group works closely with COTA SA to guide the Rainbow Hub programs and to lead advocacy priorities and engagement. The Advisory Group also liaises with other key LGBTI stakeholders such as the South Australian Rainbow Advocacy Alliance (SARAA)

  • Feedback on the Spent Convictions Act 2009 - Amendment Bill
    Letter from COTA SA and the Rainbow Hub Advisory Group confirming that it is our position that all convictions for homosexuality be automatically expunged from the record. Read the full letter here
  • The South Australian Joint Statement against the Religious Discrimination Bill
    COTA SA was one of fourteen signatories to the joint statement; said COTA SA CE, Jane Mussared "The Religious Discrimination bill has worried a generation of people who have vivid memories of the discrimination, hurts, abuse and lack of safety that has been the experience for most of their lives. They worry that the bill, as law, would legitimise that all over again." Read the statement here

  • COTA Australia's Submission to the Religious Discrimination Bill's 2nd Consultation Draft
    This was developed with our input including a letter from COTA SA's LGBTI Advisory Group - read the submission here

  • Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety - National LGBTI Health Alliance Submission
    In September 2019, the National LGBTI Health Alliance came to Adelaide to speak with LGBTI older people and elders, and their carers. This consultation, along with others in Melbourne, Canberra, Tasmania and on the Sunshine Coast informed the submission - read the submission here
  • The LGBTIQ People Ageing Well Project
    Following work with LGBTI elders about policy and service needs and priorities, The LGBTIQ People Ageing Well Project concluded, with the final report being sent in August 2018. For more information and to read the full report click here

For more information

For more information contact COTA SA Reception or Jackie Wurm, Project Officer - LGBTI Communities:

Phone: 08 8232 0422
Email: cotasa@cotasa.org.au

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