Strategy into action
Uniting AgeWell’s Diversity Strategy is designed to embed inclusive service standards and build on the work of the Uniting Church by rejoicing in diversity. It is:
- underpinned by a human rights based approach in line with the World Health Organisation principles of non-discrimination, availability, accessibility, acceptability, quality, accountability and universality;
- based on the BEST philosophy;
- reflective of the seven pillars of inclusion; access, attitude, choice, partnership, communication, policy and opportunities; and
- visually represented by the Uniting AgeWell Diversity Flower (pictured).
What is our BEST philosophy?
At Uniting AgeWell we provide a workplace culture based on the BEST philosophy:
- Believe we can make a difference everyday.
- Excel by improving the way we work and partner with others to share and gain wisdom.
- Support our people and value their contribution, experience and differences.
- Trust in our relationships to build strong and collaborative partnerships.
Celebrating NAIDOC Week
Uniting AgeWell is inviting staff, clients, residents, families and communities to begin conversations and explore what it means to each of us to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
Uniting AgeWell’s Director of Mission, Rev. Clare Brockett suggests that this year’s NAIDOC Week theme reminds us that starting somewhere is what is most important. “No matter how much or how little you know about First Nations people and their history, you are invited during this week to begin your next step of building your knowledge, understanding and connection. And listen for the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.”
As an expression of the Uniting Church at work, Uniting AgeWell has a connection to the Covenant the Uniting Church entered into with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress - which was intended that together we may contribute to a more just church and nation.
Read more about the Covenanting.
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'Uniting AgeWell acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we live, work and provide services. We pay respects to their Elders, past and present and emerging.
During this reconciliation week we are encouraging our staff, clients, residents, families and communities to learn about the traditional lands upon which we live, work and provide services.
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Established to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity and coinciding with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, this week provides the platform to acknowledge the contributions of multicultural communities to Australian society.
42% of Uniting AgeWell’s employees were born overseas. Our team now includes representation from 363 countries, and who speak with 38 languages spoken. Reflecting our core values of Inclusion this week we will be celebrating the varied journeys and career pathways of just some of our valued employees and we encourage you to read their stories.
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