Diversity planning and practice is designed to contribute to an equitable, accessible, person-centred, responsive and high-quality HACC service system and ensures alignment to the Victorian Health Priorities:
- Developing a system that is responsive to people's needs.
- Improving every Victorian's health status and experiences.
HACC Diversity Adviser (HDA)
The HACC Diversity Advisor (HDA) role is designed to focus at a systemic, regional level on facilitating the implementation of diversity planning and practice.
HACC diversity planning and practice is underpinned by three core principles:
- A desire to achieve equitable access to HACC services by eligible people, regardless of their diversity or disadvantage.
- The belief that effective service planning acknowledges a community, group and/or individual's uniqueness and complexity of need, and is conducted in a manner that is respectful of each individual's characteristics, circumstances, preferences and goals and central to strategic planning and leadership.
- That diversity planning and practice is core business for all HACC-funded agencies in Victoria.
The HACC program has a focus on five special-needs groups that may experience particular difficulty in gaining access to HACC services. The groups are:
- people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
- people from gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities (GLBTI)
- people with dementia
- people living in rural and remote areas
- people experiencing financial disadvantage (including people who experience or are at risk of homelessness).
For further details and support please contact:
Southern Metro Region HDA – Home and Community Care Diversity Adviser
Phone: (03) 9599 4774
Mobile: 0428 137 984
Email: kgoodrope [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: Baysice%20City%20Council%20website%20-%20Enquire)