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May 02, 2019
The Australian Government has announced a new Charter of Aged Care Rights. Coming into effect on 1 July 2019 the Charter sets out what consumers, their families, carers and representatives can expect from all Government-subsidised aged care providers. The Charter applies to consumers receiving residential care, home care packages, flexible care and services provided under the Commonwealth Home...
May 02, 2019
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has published information in 31 languages. The information outlines the work of the Commission and invites submissions from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The Commission promotes the use of language services and will accept submissions in languages other than English. Read More
May 02, 2019
The Australian Government Department of Health has released action plans under the Aged Care Diversity Framework to assist aged care service providers to address specific barriers and challenges faced by older people with diverse characteristics and life experiences. One of these plans focuses on supporting people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Guides on implementing the...
May 02, 2019

The Federal Government has announced a $290,000 funding boost to the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) so it can continue to represent and advocate for culturally and linguistically diverse older Australians in the aged care sector.

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June 25, 2018
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is thrilled to announce the winners for the Cultural Diversity in Ageing Excellence Awards 2018 . Congratulations to the following organisations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work in recognising and promoting excellence in the provision of culturally inclusive aged care services across Australia. Winners were announced at the...
June 12, 2018
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing are thrilled to announce the finalists for the Cultural Diversity in Ageing Excellence Awards 2018 . Congratulations to the following organisations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work in recognising and promoting excellence in the provision of culturally inclusive aged care services across Australia. We are delighted to be hosting a...
May 17, 2018
We are delighted that the ever-inspiring Australia's first Professor of Transcultural Nursing, Dr Olga Kanitsaki AM will join us as a speaker at the Cultural Diversity in Ageing Conference on Friday 15 June, discussing Consumer Directed Care (CDC) and vulnerable aged people. Among many outstanding achievements, Dr Kanitsaki is a 2017 Victorian Honour Roll of Women recipient and the former Head...
April 05, 2018
Nominations are now open for the Cultural Diversity in Ageing Excellence Awards 2018. These awards recognise and showcase initiatives that promote excellence in the provision of culturally inclusive aged care services across Australia. The awards aim to: Encourage and promote quality leadership in the development of culturally inclusive approaches to service provision. Showcase innovative ideas...
April 05, 2018
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is pleased to open registrations for the Cultural Diversity in Ageing Conference 2018. The Cultural Diversity in Ageing Conference 2018 will be held on Friday 15 June at the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne. This year’s theme, Setting Standards, showcases the latest range of initiatives that support inclusive practice initiatives in the aged care sector....
March 21, 2018
The Cultural Diversity in Ageing Conference 2018 will be held on Friday 15 June at the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne. This year’s theme, Setting Standards, showcases the latest range of initiatives that support inclusive practice in the aged care sector. The Conference provides a platform for aged care service managers and leaders to explore how they can work towards implementing organisation...
March 18, 2018
National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) will be working with Aged Care Assessment Teams to trial videoconferencing technology with interpreters for aged care assessments. The interpreter will be in a different location to the assessment worker, older person and family. This project will contribute to the health and wellbeing of older Australians from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse...
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...