The Labrys Project | Focus Group Series

Want to be involved in an in-depth discussion about issues relating to the health and wellbeing of lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women?

The Labrys Project will be facilitating three focus groups throughout March, aiming to complement survey findings with detailed, qualitative information from members of the community.

Participants will be given a $30 gift card for their time.

The focus groups will provide an opportunity for a diverse range of lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women to come together in a small group to discuss issues that relate to their own lived experiences of health and wellbeing in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions.

Wed 11 March
3pm-5pm
Nowra Community Health Centre
5-7 Lawrence Ave, Nowra

Fri 20 March
2pm-4pm
Ulladulla Community Resources Centre
78 St Vincent Street, Ulladulla

Please note, places are strictly limited so RSVPs are essential to Di Drew ddrew@acon.org.au

Sage ID Professional Focus Groups

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The Facts:

  • The life expectancy for people with Intellectual Disability (ID) is increasing dramatically, ensuring a rapidly expanding group of elders with ID.
  • Compared with non-ID peers, people with ID are at increased risk of health and mental health issues, which often deteriorate as they age.
  • This puts  pressure on services to respond to the needs of this population, which is continuing to grow.

Focus Group info:

The Successful Ageing in Intellectual Disability (SAge-ID) study is calling for professionals who are involved in the care and support of people with ID or have experience of working with adults with ID.

We are conducting focus groups , asking professionals to come together across service sectors and share their experiences of these issues.

We hope that together we can build a complete picture of the needs of the ID and family carer population and generate ideas on how we can respond effectively to this ageing group of individuals.

Successful Focus Groups in Sydney

We have already successfully conducted focus groups with professionals in the Sydney area. The information we collected from these discussions was valuable to the study, and the feedback we received from participants was encouraging. We are currently approaching professionals in the  Illawarra and Shoalhaven areas for a regional focus on the challenges facing this population.