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July 29, 2020
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has launched a series of translated videos on the new rules regarding the use of masks in Victoria. The videos have been produced in 15 languages. Access videos

July 29, 2020
The new Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line provides information, support and connection older Australians and their families, friends and carers. Callers can ask to be connected to TIS National interpreting services if they would like to speak with the support line in a language other than English. This service is an initiative of the Commonwealth Department of Health - FREECALL 1800 171 866....

July 29, 2020
The Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) Alliance has produced a webinar about meeting the needs of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds during the Coronavirus pandemic. The webinar features examples of good practice from a range of aged care providers across Australia. View webinar

July 29, 2020

Bolton Clarke has developed audio recordings of COVID-19 screening questions in 25 languages.

The recordings are bi-lingual (in English and the other language) and can be downloaded for free from the Bolton Clarke website.

 

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July 29, 2020
The Multicultural Exchange Hub for Ageing provides information and resources regarding Commonwealth Government CHSP funded Multicultural Access Programs and CALD Sector Support and Development Programs. The aim of the Hub is to facilitate opportunities for collaboration between aged care stakeholders to develop multicultural aged care strategies which are innovative, flexible and timely. Visit...

July 29, 2020
The Commonwealth Government is offering grants through the Be Connected program to support older people in their communities to embrace digital technology across Australia. Applying for the grant online is an easy process and takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Get in quick as applications close 31st June 2020. Visit site

July 29, 2020
MACS successful visitor’s pods continue to receive widespread global media coverage including CEO Joy Leggo being nominated as the Australian representative on the international panel of the UNESCO Cities of Design event held in Lithuania which explored the role design has played during times of crisis, and its powerful role in helping restart the world following the COVID-19 epidemic. Read more

July 29, 2020
Monash University has released a summary of findings of the Primary Health and Aged Care Translation and Interpreting Services (PRACTIS) study. The research aimed to evaluate the relationship between communication barriers and unplanned emergency department transfers for residents with limited English proficiency and explore residents’ experiences in communication with staff. Read more

March 31, 2020
During these unprecedented times the sharing of up-to-date information and concise communication has become more critical than ever. Below are links to a number of sources that are providing information and resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in languages other than English. Make sure to share these resources among your staff, and with your clients and their carers. We will be updating this...

March 31, 2020
The Department of Health has produced a number of resources about COVID-19 in languages other English. The resources including fact sheets, guidelines and other publications are available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Greek, Italian, Korean, Kurdish, Persian/Farsi, Spanish and Vietnamese. Read more