February 11, 2021
WRAD has installed a sign to promote the acceptance of people of cultural difference and diversity being welcomed at our centre.
The WRAD Centre’s vision is to advance the health and wellbeing of people in the south west and as such we actively work to remove any potential barriers by proudly showing an acceptance of all in our community.
WRAD and Handbury Medical Services actively value and promote diversity and affirm the commitment to working towards achieving an open, harmonious and inclusive society where all community – regardless of gender, age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ability, cultural or language background are able to participate in the political, social, cultural and economic life of community and enjoy equitable access to services. We do so by working collaboratively with everyone in the community, valuing their skills and strengths whilst actively supporting their individual needs.
WRAD and Handbury Medical Services recognise that community members should not experience barriers to accessing services because of difficulties accessing information (i.e. through language barriers or hearing impairment) or because the service does not address the diverse needs of the community.
WRAD has a cultural safety and diversity committee designated to look at all our systems and processes to ensure we are both a welcoming and acceptable service to all. We welcome feedback from the community on their experience of the service and have a peer participation group where that feedback can be raised. Feel free to send us an email email@example.com or call directly on 1300 009723.
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WRAD’s new patrons
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The WRAD Centre’s vision is to advance the health and wellbeing of those in the South Western Region of Victoria affected by Addictive behaviours and to promote optimal enjoyment of life.
The WRAD Centre seeks to provide comprehensive, holistic support and treatment to individuals and others affected by addictive behaviors and associated issues.
The philosophy of harm minimisation underpins the delivery of all programs offered by WRAD. This principle recognises that people in our society use both licit and illicit drugs, and that drugs can be used in ways that are more or less harmful to individuals, families and society. Harm minimisation offers a number of options designed to reduce the harm of drug use to the user and society.
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