Liberty celebrates, respects and values the worth of every Australian.
We understand how intersectionality impacts on a woman or child’s experience of domestic and family violence, and their specific and unique support needs.
We aim to provide equal access to support, resources and opportunities for the people we work with.
We are committed to creating a workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to contribute their perspectives and talents.
Together, we are building a safe, inclusive culture for our clients, team members, partners and community.
Liberty has been working hard to improve our capacity as an inclusive, culturally aware and welcoming organisation by creating an environment of diversity, involvement, respect and connection.
We are improving our cultural awareness and service to Aboriginal families, who make up more than half of our transitional housing clients and a quarter of crisis accommodation clients. To improve our performance against the standards of the Community Housing for Aboriginal People Strategy, we have:
signed and adopted the Redressing Aboriginal Homelessness Accord
implemented cultural awareness training for our team
built our Indigenous networks and established the Liberty-led ‘Joining the Dots’ Aboriginal network
established two Aboriginal positions and employed an Aboriginal work placement student
increased our involvement in NAIDOC community celebrations and the local Aboriginal Women’s Festival
Liberty has partnered with People with Disability Australia for the ‘Building Access’ project, which aims to increase the accessibility of DFV services for women and children with disability.
So far we have:
undertaken an accessibility audit with PWDA
commenced work on a Disability Inclusion Action Plan
joined the PWDA Community of Practice
Pride in Health and Wellbeing
We have joined ACON’s Pride in Diversity LGBTIQ social inclusion program for workplaces. We have committed to:
incorporate best practice workplace diversity into our policies and procedures
develop a strategy to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ involved with our service
join the Pride in Health and Wellbeing Community of Practice
expand our services to include women of diverse sexualities and gender identities