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Working with People Affected by Disability from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

March 8 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm


Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC) is excited to announce through funding from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), that we will be running a workshop for mainstream services in the Loddon region on Thursday 8 March 2018.

This is a free professional development workshop is for mainstream services (not disability organisations) that provide support to the general community in areas such as (but not limited to) health, housing, employment, education, justice, transport and local government.

The goal of the workshop is to assist you to work (CALD) backgrounds, mainly to:

  • Understand the needs of clients with a disability from CALD backgrounds,
  • Understand the barriers that prevent people from CALD backgrounds affected by disability from accessing services and effective ways to minimize the impact of identified barriers,
  • Provide information and advice that a service and their staff need to consider to effectively engage, communicate and work with people from CALD backgrounds affected by disability,
  • Build your service’s cultural competency and learn about culturally inclusive practices to make your organisation more welcoming for people from CALD backgrounds.

At the end of this training, your staff will have a much better understanding of the barriers, issues and problems faced by people affected by disability from CALD backgrounds and how your organisation can adapt to maximize your service delivery for these members of the community.

As an added bonus: FREE mentoring support to work with CALD clients will be provided to eligible organisations who attend the training.

Registrations are open to mainstream services that operate in the Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander areas.

Please note

  • That bookings are essential as participant numbers are limited to 25. People who have not booked will not be allowed entry.
  • There is a maximum of two (2) participants per organisation per course.
  • If there is adequate interest beyond 25 participants, you will be placed on a waiting list as there may be additional sessions held.
  • Cancellations are essential as the session is expected to fill – you can send a delegate in your place. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the session is held.



Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities
9480 7000


Bendigo Library
251-259 Hargreaves Street
Bendigo, Victoria 3550 Australia
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5449 2700