Staff member, Alison, wanted to show those who entered the doors of Killara Hosue the inclusiveness and welcoming attitude of the team. She wished for the wall to be a starting point for conversations and education regarding LGBTIQ within the Killara community.
Killara House provides social activities for people living with dementia or with significant memory loss, which also provides much needed respite for carers and families.
It was a labour of love over four weeks; drawing up the original plans, preparing the surface, outlining and then carefully painting with fellow Killara team members.
Customers were asked if they would like to pick up a brush and assist many times but the common remark was “oh no, I am so worried I will make a mistake, it’s too important!” Staff were thanked by customers who said they now felt more at ease speaking of their children and grandchildren who are LGBTIQ.
Aunty Irene Norman, Elder Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place who visited Killara, has given it her warm stamp of approval. After such a positive reaction, the team at Killara House felt it important to officially unveil the Pride Wall and to spread this important message to the rest of the community.
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