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Uniting still one of Australia's most LGBTI-friendly employers

For the second year in a row aged care provider Uniting has been named as one of Australia's Top LGBTI-friendly employers, and the best Not-For-Profit employer of LGBTI people in Australia.
Uniting's team recently celebrating their Rainbow Tick accredditation
Uniting's team recently celebrating their Rainbow Tick accredditation

The 2016 Pride in Diversity Awards are awarded by ACON, New South Wales' leading HIV and LGBTI health organisation, and recognise Australia's most inclusive places to work.

Uniting recently achieved a Rainbow Tick, accrediting the organisation as an LGBTI-friendly provider of aged care services.

The Pride in Diversity Award recognises the organisation's efforts in creating safe and welcoming spaces not only for its clients and residents, but for its employees as well.

"There is nothing more that we strive for each day than to ensure everyone feels free to live the life they choose,” says Peter Worland, Executive Director of Uniting.

“This year Uniting has celebrated some special achievements in partnership with the LGBTI communities, but we need to acknowledge there is still more to be done. Receiving this award today will spur us on in our work and advocacy."

Melanie Dicks from Uniting, one of the driving forces behind the roll-out of the organisation's inclusive practices is proud to see Uniting recognised again in this year's awards.

"It means so much to me to work for an organisation that is so committed to achieving truly inclusive services,” she says.

“It takes work and commitment to tackle discrimination in the workplace. I hope others will feel encouraged by our achievement, and we ultimately see more and more organisations like ours fostering inclusiveness and celebrating diversity."

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