We embrace all forms of cultural diversity.
When we list our organisational values, the very first of these states: "We value the uniqueness and value of every individual, ensuring that they are treated with dignity and respect"
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
UnitingCare lifeAssist acknowledges the First Australians as the traditional custodians of the continent, whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history. We pay respect to the elders of the community and extend our recognition to their descendants.
We recognise and respects Aboriginal culture and heritage. We also recognise the ongoing relationship that the traditional owners have with their land. All our events includes a formal "Acknowledgement of Country" to show our respect to our nation's first people.
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Twenty-first century Australia is multicultural and this is reflected in our clients. More than 30% of our clients were born overseas, coming from more than 80 countries including the U.K., Greece, Italy, Poland, Germany, China, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and India.
Many of our staff come from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, bringing with them a first-hand understanding of cultural issues and language barriers. We always try to deal with clients in the manner and language which is easiest for them, not for us.
We make no judgements based on a person's lifestyle, background or sexual orientation. We are currently undergoing a review of how our organisation responds and interacts with people who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, queer or questioning (GLBTIQ).