Diversity & Inclusive Practice

According to the Department of Health & Ageing (2010) ‘Inclusive Practice’ refers to the principle that a service must be responsive to the needs of all users and that diversity will be acknowledged and respected regardless of age, gender, mental/ physical abilities and characteristics, race, ethnic heritage or sexual orientation. 

Partner organisations from a range of working groups and specialist services continue to work together, towards addressing discrimination, promoting diversity and raising awareness of community inclusion including: 

  • Skilling up staff around diversity and inclusion
  • The need for people to feel safe and supported when accessing service
  • Supporting leaders within the G21 region to continue to embrace and promote inclusion
  • Work towards ensuring respect is shown to every individual, regardless of diverse backgrounds

Project Update (July 2016)

'INCLUSIVE PRACTICE: AN EQUAL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL' FORUM

On 26th May 2016, Victoria’s first Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality Rowena Allen gave a riveting keynote address at the recent G21 Health & Wellbeing Partner Forum “Inclusive Practice: an equal experience for all”. Rowena is a longstanding advocate for LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersexual) Victorians.

Other speakers reinforced the relevance of inclusiveness for their sectors, including:

(To view presentations from all speakers on inclusive practice, please click the presenter's names above)

Helpful hints to assist organisations to progress this work are now being included in our monthly HWB newsletters. To subscribe click here

For more information contact hwb@G21.com.au or phone 5227 4000

Project News

Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, Ro Allen, has undertaken part of an LGBTI Equality Roadshow across rural and regional Victoria.

G21 was fortunate to welcome Thomas Banks, Creative Director of the Centre for Access, back for the second time to conduct a staff professional development session on Disability Awareness.

Victoria’s first Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality Rowena Allen gave a riveting keynote address at the recent G21 Health & Wellbeing Partner Forum

The rainbow flag is flying high over the Surf Coast Shire's civic and community precinct, marking IDAHOT Day 2016 and signalling Surf Coast's immense pride in its diverse community.

Barwon Health, led by its Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GLBTIQ) Inclusive Practice and Workplace Culture Committee, is working to position the organisation as a leading provider of care for GLBTIQ people

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