Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC)

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing currently receives funding from the Australian Department of Social Services through the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program. This program aims to ensure that the needs of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are identified and addressed.

The outcomes of the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) Program are:

  • More aged care services delivering culturally appropriate care to older people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities;
  • Older people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities having increased access to culturally appropriate residential and community care services including aged care support services; and
  • Older people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities having greater capacity to make informed decisions about residential and community based aged care.

 
Workshops

Cultural Diversity in Aged Care: Developing an Inclusive Approach

This interactive workshop aims to enhance service provision to older people from culturally diverse backgrounds. It is designed to give a comprehensive understanding of what it means to apply a culturally inclusive approach throughout service provision and to provide access to tools and resources that can help achieve this.

Workshops are presented in partnership with LASA Australia Victoria.

 

Resources

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing has produced a number of resources under the PICAC initiative. These resources aim to support culturally inclusive service delivery:

 

PICAC in other States and Territories

The PICAC program funds an organisation in each state and territory. Find a PICAC organisation in your state.

 

 

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is auspiced by Benetas and receives funding from the Australian Department of Social Services through the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program. This program aims to ensure that the needs of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are identified and addressed.

Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) Program

The outcomes of the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) Program include the following:

  • More aged care services delivering culturally appropriate care to older people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities;
  • Older people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities having increased access to culturally appropriate residential and community care services including aged care support services; and
  • Older people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities having greater capacity to make informed decisions about residential and community based aged care.

The following services are provided by the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing under the PICAC Initiative:

Workshops

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing hosts a number of free professional development workshops funded under the PICAC Initiative.

 These workshops cover a variety of themes including cultural diversity in residential and home-based care, utilising language services and management and more.
 
To find out more, visit our Workshops page


Resources

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing has produced a number of resources under the PICAC initiative to support culturally inclusive service delivery.

-          Practice Guides

-          Multilingual Resources

-          National Resources Search

The PICAC program funds an organisation in each state and territory:

Contact a PICAC funded organisation in your state.