NDIS CALD STRATEGY
KUDOS SERVICES 1300 931 190
Kudos supports and celebrates every child and young person with a disability – from early intervention to ongoing specialist therapy.
Uniting SA has translated documents about the NDIS here:
Translated NDIS Information
Australians from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background have a lower participation rate in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
UnitingSA is seeking to raise awareness about the NDIS and other disability services among people from multicultural backgrounds.
These translated fact sheets have been developed to provide language-specific information to help CALD communities get started with the NDIS.
DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCACY SERVICE SA – 8351 9500
Safeguarding and promoting the rights and interests of people with a disability, their families and carers.
Carers SA provides support to unpaid carers across South Australia. From April 2020, under the Government’s new carer support model, Carers SA will be the main provider of services for South Australia’s 250,000 unpaid carers. With 30 years of experience, Carers SA provides unpaid carers with a range of support services including carer support planning, emergency respite, peer support and coaching, in-person counselling and tailored financial packages. Carers are at the heart of everything we do. We want your contribution to be valued and your voice to be heard.
For advice, you can contact us:
- By phone on 1800 422 737
- Use our online chat from 9am – 5pm weekdays (or leave a call back message)
- By sending an email to email@example.com or
- By completing our contact form
We look forward to hearing from you.
Safeguarding Task Force
The State Government announced a 12-member task force to examine gaps in oversight and safeguarding for people living with disability in South Australia.
The task force, appointed by the Minister for Human Services and co-chaired by Disability Advocate, Dr David Caudrey and Disability Rights Advocate, former MLC, Kelly Vincent, will make swift recommendations to the Federal and State Governments. You can email the Task Force at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC)
EOC is an independent statutory body with responsibility under the South Australian Equal Opportunity Act 1984 to:
- Promote equality of opportunity between citizens of South Australia.
- Prevent certain kinds of discrimination based on sex, race, disability, age or various other grounds.
- Facilitate the participation of citizens in the economic and social life of the community.
Telephone: (08) 8207 1977 or for Country Callers on 1800 188 163
Please leave a message and you will receive a call back.
Human Rights Commission – Disability Rights
OTHER USEFUL NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
AMPARO supports people from CALD backgrounds with disability to better understand disability in an Australian context. Factsheets translated into 33 community languages and are also available as audio visual translations in eight of these community languages. Go to: http://www.amparo.org.au/ndis-resources-2/ For more information, contact: email@example.com
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO)
AFDO is a Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO) controlled by people with disability (at least 51% of people with disability at the Board and membership levels). It aims to increase people’s understanding of the NDIS and boost their confidence in accessing the scheme. Current work is focused on building an inclusive (NDIS) and making sure that people with disability are central to its design and implementation. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Loop is the online face of the AFDO National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) website. It is designed to make information about the NDIS easy to find, easy to use and as accessible to as many people as possible. For more information, contact: email@example.com
National Multilingual Disability Hub
Settlement Services International’s multilingual hotline and website provides relevant and easily accessible information on disability and the NDIS in 14 languages: Arabic, Assyrian, Bangla, Cantonese, Farsi, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Nepali, Spanish Tamil, Urdu, and Vietnamese. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Translations and Interpreter Services (TIS)
Interpreting support for NDIS Participants. Participants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds may require assistance to access translation and interpreting services in order to implement the supports available in their National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Plan. If participants or their parents or carers have English as a second language, assistance from the National Translation and Interpreter Services (TIS National) is available to assist with translation. For more information, contact : 13 14 50