Diversity News 28 October 2021

Inclusive practice example Sunraysia Community Health Service
Regional networks news, guests, dates
Loddon Mallee Diversity & Inclusion community of practice 2022 - are you for it?
LGBTI inclusive training - a few places left!
Register for Ya-Yapaneyepuk 2022
We respectfully acknowledgethe Traditional Custodians of the lands that we live and work on
and pay respect to their Elders both past, present and emerging.
Inclusive practice at work in Loddon Mallee

Aboriginal and Cultural Hub at Sunraysia Community Health Service
Mildura has a large Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. Mainstream health and aged care organisations are working to make their services accessible and culturally appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This story is a practical example of how one organisation has started on the path to reconciliation. 

Read on here
 Loddon Mallee Networks touchdown!
LGBTIQ+ community of practice 
Guests for the 28th October CoP heard about about Thorne Harbour Country services from Claudia Validum  together with Donna Doyle, Boort District Health who presented on the impact of THC support to BDH inclusive education package mandated for all staff.

Access and Support Network
Next meeting 3rd November 130 - 330pm. Topic the new A&S Service Practice Guide - client pathway to accessing aged care services and the roles and responsibilities of A&S at each step in the process. Also, A&S Position Description update. 

Social Support Network to host RedCross
Team leader from Australian RedCross will be talk to the Social Support network on 9th November  1030am  about new services TeleCross and TeleYarn funded for Loddon Mallee and Gippsland.  No doubt there will be lots of sharing about coming out of lockdown and how social support groups are faring.

District Nursing Network
Members of the Sector Development Team met with some District Nurse managers to workshop parameters for the development of a diversity and wellness educative resource that will meet the requirements of new staff as well as the 'on the road' nature of community nursing; this responding to a recent survey around education needs. The next network meeting is 9th November 1pm  when the Regional Dementia Nurse Consultant will talk about the 4ATs / rapid assessment test for delirium.
Loddon Mallee Hume Aboriginal Network 
The Regional Community Continence Nurse recently presented to LMHARN and facilitated a discussion on barriers to access experienced by Aboriginal people, referring to specific Indigenous continence resources through the Continence Foundation Australia. The October meeting has been postponed while members of the network receive DEX/MAC training. Looking forward to 2nd December meeting in Echuca!  
Are you interested in a regional Diversity Community of Practice?

The Diversity Advisors
 are seeking interest from CHSP providers in a regional Diversity & Inclusion community of practice for 2022. Do you have a specific working group or diversity and inclusion committee? Are you looking to set one up? How can we support your efforts better? Specific topics, as a reference group, peer learning? We would love to hear from you.

Read more here

Please express your interest or otherwise here to Rosemary and Virginia by 30 November.
Aged Care LGBTI inclusive training
by Val's LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care
a few funded places left for November and December!
Wed 17 November 2021 Afternoon session 
Thurs 9 December 2021 Afternoon session 
 Ya-Yapaneyepuk Forum and Expo 5th & 6th April 2022
For information and registration here
Loddon Mallee Diversity Advisors are here to support CHSP funded organisations to access these sorts of training towards inclusive practice, the linking of diversity to the aged care standards and relevant resources.
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 Sector Development Teams are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. The material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.
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