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January 31, 2018
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is proud to announce the release of a new study ‘Ageing in Australia: country of birth and language preferences of residents in aged care facilities’. The study provides an overview of utilisation rates among people born in non-English-speaking countries and/or who have a preferred language other than English. The results demonstrate a substantial...
October 10, 2017
Multicultural Leadership Course Australian Multicultural Community Services (AMCS) has 34 years’ experience in providing home care to multicultural seniors. AMCS has recently rolled out an exciting new course that has resonated with Victorian multicultural communities. Our MLC course is designed by Elizabeth Drozd, CEO of AMCS and former Victorian Multicultural Commissioner. The course is...
October 10, 2017
We are delighted to have been invited to speak at Advancing Community Cohesion Conference. The paper entitled ‘Ageing in Australia - a Time of Exclusion for Many’ will be presented by Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing Manager, Ljubica Petrov. The Conference will bring together Australian and international delegates to consider the broad range of challenges to social cohesion. Delegates...
October 10, 2017
Congratulations to Bolton Clarke for being recognized as a leader in partnering with consumers from diverse backgrounds at the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency’s 2017 Better Practice Awards. The award, for the organisation’s Partnering with Consumers for Diversity Model, a consumer engagement model, which was developed and tested over 10 years. The model involves collaborating with community...
October 10, 2017
Congratulations to Jewish Care Victoria for receiving a Best Practice Commendation Award from the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency at the Better Practice conference in Sydney on 17 August 2017. The award was received for Jewish Care’s unique and innovative customer satisfaction survey methodology that was developed four years ago by its Research Quality Innovation and Policy Unit. The survey...
October 10, 2017
GEN Aged Care Data is a comprehensive “one–stop shop” for data and information about aged care services in Australia. It reports on capacity and activity in the aged care system focusing on the people, their care assessments and the services they use. The data includes a number of factsheets and infographics on topics such as Admissions into aged care; People using aged care and People’s care...
October 10, 2017
The National Ageing Research Institute has been awarded over $2million for 3 research projects that will support service innovation in aged and dementia care. The projects are diverse, and include the development of technology to enable people with dementia from CALD backgrounds to communicate easily, exploring how art centres in remote communities can link older people to services under...
October 10, 2017

Department of Human Services has published information about the range of payments and services available from the department into 67 languages.

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October 10, 2017

Breast Cancer Network Australia have developed information booklets about metastatic breast cancer in Greek, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. The materials are presented in both written and audio-visual formats.

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October 10, 2017
The Ethnic Communities Council of New South Wales recently launched a new project which aims to facilitate access to aged care information for people who speak languages other than English. The project will include the delivery of on-air discussions about aged care options in over 25 languages across 80 Ethnic radio stations, across 4 states including NSW, Victoria and Queensland. The project...
October 10, 2017
The Access and Support service aims to achieve improved access for people eligible for aged care and ageing services by providing episodic support at key stages of the care pathway as the person navigates the service system. This is a free service. The role provides support to individuals who lack the knowledge or confidence to access aged care and other services, or are concerned that the...
October 10, 2017
The Cross-Cultural Care Program for Aged Care Staff is an online training program aimed at supporting staff to provide high-quality cross-cultural care for residents and to improve team cohesion. This program includes 5 learning modules and Work related English Language Resources for Staff. Based on a research project entitled ‘Developing the multicultural workforce to improve the quality of...