About us

Supporting Cultural Diversity in Aged Care

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing provides expertise in culturally inclusive policy and practices for the aged services sector. We have over 20 years of experience in supporting aged care providers to address the needs of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 

 

Our Vision

All aged care consumers in Australia experience inclusive and accessible care.

 


Our Purpose

To build the capacity and capabilities of Australian aged-care providers to deliver services that are welcoming, inclusive and accessible.

 


Our Service Areas

Inclusive practice training and workshops

Capacity building to promote cultural inclusion and equity

Diversity advice and consulting


Our Priorities

Creative collaborations with the aged care sector

Recognition and celebration of inclusive practices

Evidence-informed and culturally inclusive services

Creating resources that promote access, equity and inclusion


pdf Download 2020-21 Strategy (158 KB)

Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC)

Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) is an initiative funded by the Australian Government Department of Health to:

Improve partnerships between aged care service providers, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and the Department of Health and Ageing.

Ensure the special needs of older people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are identified and addressed.

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing currently receives project funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to administer the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program in Victoria.

The PICAC initiative provides funding to an organisation in each state and territory.

Read more about the PICAC program.

Timeline of achievements

Over 1700 people Have attended 6 Cultural
Diversity in Ageing National Conferences

2012 Awards Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing
Excellence Awards launched in 2012

Over 2000 visitors Have attended the 4 Ageing in Australia expos

Over 3000 people Have attended community
information sessions about
aged care

Over 6000 people Have attended training workshops

Over 1 million Visits to our website over the past 10 years