Inclusion Solutions Update: Nov 2017

Inclusion Solutions Update: Nov 2017

It has been three short months since the launch of Inclusion Solutions. The team are working hard on a number of initiatives which sees us supporting various local government authorities such as the City of Bayswater, City of Armadale and the Town of Cambridge. We’ve also been working with a number of state sporting associations and their affiliate clubs as well as associations around the state to create communities that are welcoming of all people.

In recent times, Inclusion Solutions staff have also enjoyed a number of professional development opportunities including workshops on:

  • Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) presented by Jim Diers.
  • ‘Creating a sustainable future through social media education’ presented by Hancock Collective
  • ‘Engaging with CaLD Groups’ delivered by the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre (MMRC)
  • In-house ‘LGBTQIA training’

It is always important to ensure that our primary resources, our staff, are knowledgeable and up-to-speed on education and community trends.

AN EXAMPLE OF OUR ASSET-BASED WORK

Inclusion Solutions has also been working with WA Police, the Department of Child Protection and other community stakeholders in the Mirrabooka region to build an asset-based engagement model that will see local youth participate in basketball on a weekly basis. Sessions will run from the Herb Graham Recreation Centre and will involve a wide range of organisations and community assets, including but not limited to:

  • East Perth Basketball Association;
  • City of Stirling;
  • WA Police;
  • White Lion (Balga);
  • Department of Child Protection Mirrabooka;
  • Basketball WA;
  • The Smith Family; and a range of other organisations.

By assisting to bring people and organisations together, Inclusion Solutions is assisting the local community to address pre-identified issues (high crime and anti-social behaviour) by focusing on what is strong in the community and building upon that. The skills, knowledge and experience will stay within the local community into the future and the aim is to ensure that a greater number of local youth transition into local clubs and reap the rewards of being socially included within their local community.

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