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June 08, 2021
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is pleased to invite you to the launch of two new videos on inclusive leadership within the aged care sector. The videos feature leaders from four organisations sharing their commitment to recognising and responding to the diversity, equity and inclusion of the people they serve. The videos will be launched at the Cultural Diversity in Ageing...
June 08, 2021
We are delighted to announce the judges of this year's Cultural Diversity in Ageing Excellence Awards. We look forward to celebrating and sharing all the great work going on across Australia. Mary Ann Geronimo Director of Policy – Health & Ageing Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils’ Australia (FECCA) Mohammed Yassin Commissioner on the Victorian Multicultural Commission Tania...
June 08, 2021

Four new languages have been added to our collection of cards and signs: Urdu, Hebrew, Sinhalese and Gaelic.

We now have a total of 61 languages free to download from our website.

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June 01, 2021

We are pleased to announce our 2021 Conference. This year we are going virtual for the first time! Join us to explore ways we can garner the voices of older people to shape a more equitable aged care system, now and into the future.

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June 01, 2021

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Cultural Diversity in Ageing Excellence Awards.

These awards recognise and showcase initiatives that promote excellence in the provision of culturally inclusive aged care services across Australia.

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March 23, 2021
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing has launched eight new webinars for 2021. The Diversity Training Series was designed in response to a diversity training provider survey conducted in 2020 by the Centre. The webinars cover a range of topics of interest to staff and leaders in aged care services. These free webinars will be facilitated by diversity experts from across Australia. April...
February 11, 2021
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is pleased to announce the new Inclusive Service Standards Portal. The new portal is designed to support aged care providers to self-assess against the Inclusive Service Standards, and to identify any gaps or areas for improvement. The platform offers tip sheets for each Performance Measure with suggested actions and strategies on how you can make your...
February 11, 2021
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is pleased to be supporting the Multilingual Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line. The support line is funded by the Australian Department of Health, and is an Australia-wide initiative that provides in-language information and support associated with COVID-19, and referrals to appropriate services and programs for older Australians from culturally...
February 11, 2021
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing has developed a Consumer Feedback Form for use by aged care providers as an easy and accessible way for consumers, family members, representatives and others to provide feedback to the service. The form is in bilingual format and available in Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Croatian, English, German, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish,...
February 11, 2021
The Centre's very popular Communication Cards and Aged Care Signage have been updated to include 20 new languages. These include: Amharic, Assyrian, Bengali, Burmese, Chaldean, Danish, Dari, Dinka, Karen, Latvian, Lithuanian, Nepali, Oromo, Pashtun, Punjabi , Slovenian, Somali, Tetum, Thai and Tigrinya. The cards and signs are free to download from the Centre's website. Find them here
February 11, 2021
Check out the Centre's two new Practice Guides aimed at supporting aged care providers to meet the needs of consumers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: 1. Digital Inclusion - An overview of the issues faced by older people in accessing digital technology and key considerations in improving digital connectedness. 2. Culturally Inclusive Feedback - Strategies for ensuring...
February 11, 2021
What data are you collecting about your consumers? Delivery of culturally inclusive aged care relies on collection of relevant data form your consumers. The minimal core set of cultural and language indicators proposed by the Australian Bureau of Statistic are: country of birth of person; main language other than English spoken at home; proficiency in spoken English; Indigenous status. In the...