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Social inclusion


Red Cross is committed to an inclusive society where all people are valued, their differences are respected and their basic needs are met. Red Cross' Social Inclusion Programs work to overcome social exclusion for vulnerable and socially isolated people by providing bridges back into the community.

Through our social inclusion activities and programs, we advocate for people on the margins of Australian society facing social disadvantage.

Our social inclusion programs focus on four key areas:

Homelessness »
People who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

Mental health »
People with mental health issues or who are at risk of developing mental health issues

Offenders and their families »
Justice and the impacts of imprisonment

Vulnerable older people »
Socially isolated and vulnerable older people

Photos: Australian Red Cross/Tim Page (Night Cafe); Australian Red Cross/Helen White (Telecross); Australian Red Cross/Rodney Dekker (MATES).

Doing justice better

Our second Vulnerability Report calls for a complete rethink on how we do justice. Read the full report on Justice Reinvestment »

Social connections matter


Red Cross supports people cut off from society to reconnect to the community through a range of social inclusion. Read more.

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