Australians from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background have a lower participation rate in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
An estimated 83,000 people from CALD backgrounds living with a disability are eligible for the NDIS – that’s around 20% of all eligible Australians. However, recent figures show that people from CALD backgrounds account for only 7% of people with an approved NDIS plan.
UnitingSA’s Ethnic Link Services has received funding to raise awareness about the NDIS and other disability services amongst people from CALD backgrounds with a disability, their carers, family members and ethnic communities.
The project will deliver a series of ethnic community forums conducted in English and other languages. These will be held across metropolitan Adelaide, the Riverland and Whyalla.
UnitingSA’s Ethnic Link Services is working collaboratively with Multicultural Communities Council of SA (MCCSA) to coordinate the metropolitan forums. The first forum will be conducted in English. If you are interested in attending, please see details below and register your attendance.
WHERE Multicultural Communities Council of SA (MCCSA) 113 Gilbert St, Adelaide
WHEN Wednesday 31 October 2018, Registration 3:45pm, Forum 4pm – 7pm
LANGUAGE English. Interpreting assistance can be provided on request.
RSVP To register your attendance during business hours, please contact: MCCSA, on (08) 8345 5266, or
Ifrah Warsame, Ethnic Link Services, on (08) 8241 0201