LGBTQ+ and aging
Total Together is a flagship program of I Reach Out My Hand Africa, registration MA0001343/2018.
Total Together knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. We realized that by working together we can overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch the Total Together program.
Total Together work is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges.
We are aiming at reaching a better understanding of the lived experiences of senior members of the LGBTIQ community – the experiences that have shaped their lives, their current realities as well as their expectations for their future as they advance in age.
Our work plan will help us as service providers and activists to be more inclusive of this sector of the LGBTIQ community, one which is often invisible.
We provide support and information to individuals and families who seek the support of the service. This service aims to offer a constant and consistent social work support service with the aim to out-reach to service users who identify as the LGBTQ+ grey generation and how we can best serve them.
Reinforcing our Commitment
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for LGBTQ+ elders. With a clear understanding through our research we can now offer tailored access to the right resources and services.
Transparency and Accountability in all operations of the organization
Solidarity with other discriminated groups of people with mutual support in combating oppression and discrimination and fighting for equality.
Affirming long-term care existing facilities
LGBTIQ+ Affirmative practice in all its advocacy work and service provision
Respect for diversity among LGBTIQ+ individuals and within society
Respect and Recognition for the fundamental cultural, social and economic as well as human rights, with particular emphasis on equality and freedom from discrimination, gender equality and the right to self-determination.
Call to Action
One Step at a Time
To reach a better under understanding of the needs of LGBTQ+ elders from high-end and low-end communities we are conducting face to face interviews with them and we also created an online form where elders can fill in their general information and needs. This information will help us better serve and structure programs that are tailored to their needs.
If your are 40 years and above please take the survey. It will take 4 minutes of your time to fill this form.
We do not collect personal identifying information from you, the form is secure.
At Total Together, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing issues surrounding mental health and safe healthcare services, long-term care and privacy for LGBTQ+ elders. Support is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.