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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...
October 10, 2017
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...
August 01, 2017

Australian Multicultural Community Services  is inviting ethnic community leaders and all interested individuals to participated in this completely free Multicultural Leadership Course. Read more ...

June 27, 2017
The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing was proud to once again host the Ageing in Australia Expo. The Expo, held on Saturday 29th April at the Melbourne Town Hall, provided a great opportunity for older people and their families to find out about the range of services available to them. Visitors were able to mingle with 50 exhibitors representing aged care providers, government departments,...
June 27, 2017
The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) is undertaking a project, funded by Decision Assist, which aims to develop an advance care planning implementation guide for aged care providers in community and residential care settings. If you are a person working in the community or residential aged care sector, you are invited to complete a survey exploring how advance care planning is...
June 27, 2017
This one day workshop provides an opportunity for managers and leaders working in aged care to deepen their knowledge and build their capacity in culturally inclusive service provision. Participants explore ways to plan and implement strategies that reflect a culturally inclusive approach in order to enhance outcomes at an individual level and create lasting change at an organisational level....