Did you know that people in Australia speak more than 300 languages and more than 26% of Australians were born overseas?
This makes Australia a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) country!
But, what does this mean for disability?
By 2019, it’s estimated that about 20% of people who take part in the NDIS will be from CALD backgrounds.
With this in mind, and to accommodate the unique needs of a diverse range of participants, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has recently announced the release of its Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD) Strategy 2018.
This new strategy will help to ensure that the NDIS meets the culture and language needs of the Australian people and that CALD people living with a disability can fully take part in the Scheme.
Did you also know?
At Assured Home Care, it’s important to us that we appropriately match our care team to meet the cultural and language needs of our clients.
We have approximately 165 workers who are bi-lingual with various levels of expertise in languages including French, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi, Nepalese, Sinhala, Pilipino, Chinese, Cantonese, polish, Vietnamese, Tamil, Italian, Nigerian, Swahili, Iranian, Arabic, Urdu and Greek.
It’s fair to say we have our own league of nations right here in South Australia!
Not to mention, all that wonderful food…
Download the plain English version of the new CALD strategy.