Housing for the Aged Action Group welcomes older people of all backgrounds, identities and abilities to access our Home at Last and Retirement Housing advice services, to participate in our organisation and our campaigns for housing justice, and to work with us.
We aim to provide culturally appropriate support, referrals and opportunities for participation for these specific groups:
Diversity in Action
- HAAG works to actively engage groups and individuals from culturally diverse communities in information about HAAG’s services through use of bi-lingual workers and in-language brochures. Our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse working group meets monthly and informs our service delivery.
- HAAG is Rainbow Tick accredited and actively engages the LGBTIQA+ communities through partnerships with organisations and via our working group, which meets monthly to inform our work.
- HAAG is working towards a Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan
- HAAG will begin working with disability groups, Veterans, care leavers, Forgotten Australians and Indigenous groups and acknowledges that much more work needs to be done in these areas.
- HAAG maintains links to appropriate services, such as Aboriginal, ethno-specific and LGBTI services, and works to strengthen and maintain networks with these organisations and services.
- HAAG strives for diverse representation amongst our staff, Committee, volunteers and members
A safe space for everyone
HAAG is committed to the principles of social justice and aims to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and a respect regardless of their cultural background, age, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, intersex variation, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.
- We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services
- We respect you and we will not share any of your information without your consent
- You are safe to be open and out about your gender identity, sexual orientation or intersex variation.
- We will do our best to make sure any referrals we make on your behalf are to
- culturally safe services or organisations
- No-one at HAAG can make racist, ableist, homophobic or transphobic comments to you,
- or discriminate against you in any way
- A HAAG employee will intervene if they see, or hear, you being treated unfairly and will check that you’re okay
- If you experience discrimination or harassment while at HAAG you can make an official complaint that will be investigated.
You can view HAAG's Diversity Policy here.