Above: The SBS Insight program, hosted by Jenny Brockie, has a town-hall forum approach
"What do you think of the idea that the sexual needs of residents should be taken into consideration and accommodated?
If you work in aged care and have first-hand experience of the topic, we’d love to hear from you. All opinions welcome." SBS Insight program
The producers of SBS
Television's Insight program
would like to hear from people who work in the aged care sector who have experience of dealing with sexual expression among people they care for.
The weekly town-hall style program, hosted by Gold Walkley
award winning journalist, Jenny Brockie
, tackles a single topic in depth, bringing together people with first-hand experience of the issue as well as experts and those with strong opinions. The program, filmed before a studio audience, has been hailed as Australia's leading forum for debate and powerful first person stories.
One of the upcoming programs is looking at the topic of ageing and sexuality, with part of the discussion focusing on sexual expression in aged care and nursing homes.
Program producer, Fanou Filali, said they would like anyone who works in aged care and has first hand experience of this topic to give them a call.
"All conversations are strictly confidential and are held over the phone," said Ms Filali. " We’ll discuss with you the option of sharing your story openly on our program at a later stage.
"The recording will take place next week on Wednesday March 13 in our Sydney studio and travel expenses are covered, so please get in touch as soon as possible if you’re interested in participating," she said.
Insight is screened weekly on SBS One on Tuesdays at 8:30pm. It is repeated Wednesday at 1:00pm on SBS ONE; and again on Wednesday at 7:30pm on SBS TWO.