Carers of people from CALD backgrounds

Caring for someone from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds

Carers of people from CALD backgrounds

Caring for someone from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) - formerly DisabilityCare Australia - has a principle of recognising the cultural and linguistic circumstances and gender of participants.

The Operational Guidelines are yet to be completed so there is little detail as yet.

People with a disability from CALD families will be able to request eligibility for the NDIS and it is likely that as required they will be offered assistance with support via their usual language service.

Further assistance for CALD carers can be accessed through Carers Victoria’s Counselling and Care Advisory Service: 1800 242 636.

Access to a range of non-English speaking counsellors can generally be arranged.

Carers Victoria acknowledges the traditional owners of this land and pays respect to elders both past and present.

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