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Disability Action Week 2021 with Right at Home Australia

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Following International Day of Persons with Disabilities, held each year on the 3rd of December, we are this week celebrating Disability Action Week.

Disability Action Week is a Queensland Government initiative to encourage businesses to open up and encourage workforce diversity.

A diverse workforce includes people not just from different races, and cultural backgrounds, but also people living with disabilities. People with disability, like all employees, bring a range of skills and abilities to the workplace. Employing people with disability can strengthen an organisation through a more diverse, inclusive and stable workforce. A diverse workplace allows for more ideas. A diversity of talent means a broader range of skills and experiences among employees, which increases the potential for increased productivity.

The Disability Action Week 2021 theme is 'workforce diversity—open up to opportunity' and highlights the possibilities available to employers willing to embrace opportunities for employing people with disability by taking advantage of the support available.

According to the Queensland Government, more than one million Australians with disability are working in paid employment, making up just 10 per cent of the national workforce. Over 200,000 working-age people with disability intend to work or are actively looking for work. This means that with a little planning and support, employers can access a wealth of talent and skills that a diverse workforce can bring. And there is support available for employers in employing people with disability. This includes information and grants to make reasonable adjustments to workplaces.

The Queensland Government’s Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships has incredible resources available for employers and employees alike.

To learn more about disability support, and how Right at Home can help you or someone you love living with a disability, contact us today.


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Australian Government Department of Health

Victorian Health and Human Services

NSW Health

Queensland Health

ACT Health

WA Department of Health

Tasmanian Department of Health

Northern Territory Department of Health

SA Health

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget.

Right at Home is a 'My Aged Care' government approved, home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite caredementia and Alzheimer's care. Right at Home also offers assistance with daily living and personal care such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoy a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained, and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.

To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website.

Right at Home Offices in Australia: Sydney Lower North Shore; Sydney Upper North ShoreSydney Central and Eastern SuburbsSydney Northern BeachesSydney North WestSydney The HillsPadstow St GeorgeMacarthur PenrithNewcastle; Hunter & Port StephensSouthern NSWToowoomba- Darling DownsSunshine Coast and Gympie; MackayCentral QueenslandTownsville; Far North QueenslandGold Coast SouthGold Coast NorthNorthern RiversBrisbane BaysideBrisbane SouthBrisbane NorthBrisbane WestPerth MidlandPerth Northern Suburbs; Perth West CoastKalgoorlie WheatbeltMoreton Bay RegionSydney Inner WestSydney RydeGreater Logan

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