In 2012 the Department of Health and Human Services developed new roles to support diversity planning and practice in the form of the Diversity Advisor and Access & Support workers. An implementation review was completed in 2015. Link here to supporting documents.
The Diversity Advisors work as part of the Loddon Mallee Sector Development Team together with the Aboriginal Development Officer and Wellness & Reablement Consultants to resource the CHSP and HACCPYP sector.
The Connecting the Pieces video (7.33 minutes duration) created by members of the Eastern Metro Region Alliance is a useful tool for commencing a conversation about diversity with team members. The lively animation articulates the unique aspects of diversity and person-centred care and importantly, the relationship between these approaches, how they influence each other and the need for diversity and person-centred care to be understood throughout the continuum of the client’s journey.
Words at work – Building inclusion through the power of language
Refer to special need groups for specific resources.