Multilingual Disability Hub – new service to access information in language
Settlement Services International’s (SSI) FutureAbility Project has launched the National Multilingual Disability Hub, a multilingual hotline and website that provide easily accessible information on disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in 14 languages.
Access to in-language information enables people from CALD backgrounds living with disabilities to become active players in the disability space and empowers them to live the life they choose.
The phone line and website are available in Arabic, Assyrian, Bangla, Cantonese, Farsi, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Nepali, Spanish Tamil, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
The National Multilingual Disability Hub is funded by the NDIA’s Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Readiness Grants.
National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) film resources now available online
Resources have been developed to showcase the successes and challenges experienced by people with disability from culturally diverse backgrounds. They aim to build aspiration for tertiary education and employment amongst those facing similar issues, and to create deeper and broader cultural understandings to encourage culturally safe, accessible and inclusive support services.
- Abdulaah’s story: http://bit.ly/CreateYourFuture-Abdulaah
- Gabby’s story: http://bit.ly/CreateYourFutureGabrielle
- Vitor’s story: http://bit.ly/CreateYourFuture-Vitor
For more information about the project or to access in-language information on education and employment click here
Flying Start Program Funding
Jetstar’s Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community. Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who can be classified into one of the following categories:
- Educational & Health Organisation
- Arts Group or Organisation
- Sporting Group or Organisation
Each grant will be worth $30,000, comprising $15,000 cash and $15,000 worth of Jetstar travel.
Applications close: 30 September 2019.
Ageing in Greater Western Sydney
Westir has developed a census topic paper “Ageing in Greater Western Sydney”. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the ageing population (65 years and over) in Greater Western Sydney, one of the fastest growing regions in New South Wales. The paper explores 2016 Census data from the ABS as well as other datasets, where relevant. The topics explored include gender, family and relationships, housing, cultural diversity, Indigenous status, education and employment, social security, need for assistance, health and aged care.
This Toolkit includes a wide range of resources that cover key areas of disability employment, and how to support it in your workplace. You will find short videos, text-based information and case studies to demonstrate how disability employment can work for you.
While the information included in the Toolkit will provide you with extensive background and practical advice for employing people with disability, there are many other individuals, organisations, services and resources available through JobAccess that can assist you.
No matter whether you are looking to hire a person with disability for the first time, or you’ve hired someone before and are looking to take the next steps, there is information available in this Toolkit for you.
My Aged Care consumer resources
The My Aged Care website features a range of resources for you to share with consumers about how to get started with My Aged Care.
These resources include new case study videos for:
- people who speak other languages
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- You can view or download all of these resources from the My Aged Care website.
Directory of Western Sydney Services for Commonwealth Home Support Program
The updated Directory of Western Sydney Services for Commonwealth Home Support Program is now available.
Please contact Sora Machida, Multicultural Access Project Officer
Ph: 8838 2173 Sora.Machida@health.nsw.gov.au
Free guide: Adding value to governance in aged care
The Governance Institute of Australia has refreshed their free guide, ‘Adding value to governance in aged care’ to help providers manage their governance responsibilities.
The free guide addresses a broad range of issues including:
- the role of governance and a director
- the unique challenges facing the sector
- factors to consider before taking a board position
- issues the board should consider when appointing a new member
- the relationship between the board and management
- risk management
- interaction with stakeholders.
Western Sydney Community Forum Tailored Services
Tailored solutions: We work one-on-one with community-focused agencies and groups, providing tailored solutions to assist in tackling specific priorities – whether it’s about service delivery or your business operations. Our qualified team has a wide range of multidisciplinary experience, enabling us to match you with the right person for the job.
Customised training: WSCF has a long history of providing industry development opportunities. We understand the human services industry that you work in and we have designed specific training programs to meet those specific needs. Training can be customised and delivered at a venue of your choosing.
What we Offer
Our team can deliver training customised to your situation, including but not limited to:
- Marketing and branding
- Tender writing
- Measurement and evaluation
Our experienced facilitators draw on proven approaches to achieve results. Some areas of speciality include:
- Visioning and value-based sessions
- Strategic and business planning
- Design thinking workshops to build new ideas
- Project planning and development
- Complex negotiations, mergers and partnerships
- Review and evaluation sessions
- Public or community meetings
Tell us where a facilitated outcome might assist you. We can customise our approach to suit your needs. We also offer design services, for your reports, flyers, publications.
WSCF members are entitled to subsidised services