Meet Athena Papadatos, Disability Advocate for CALD Communities at the ECCV

Athena Papadatos“ECCV has expanded its Disability Advocacy work in CALD communities to regional Victoria after achieving great success with our initial Disability Advocacy position in Dandenong. We’re pleased to welcome Athena Papadatos to our team in Shepparton,” said Eddie Micallef, ECCV Board Chairperson.

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All One Together campaign video: How do we want to be together?

ECCV - All One Together

The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria marks Refugee Week 2020 through the release of a special campaign video featuring high-profile Australians from refugee and migrant backgrounds sharing their stories and talking about the impacts of racism and discrimination. 

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Self Advocacy Training and Feast for Ethnic people with disability

Self Advocacy TrainingThe Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria and Diversity and Disability (DnD) share a belief that the most effective advocacy comes from people with a lived experience and therefore disability advocacy is strongest coming from people with disability. There will be a Self Advocacy Training and Feast for Ethnic people with disability at the Foodstore, Fryer St, Shepparton on Wednesday, 3 December, 2019.

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Multicultural Community Perspectives on Disability and the NDIS

The World is OursThe Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) consulted with migrant and refugee community members to identify what facilitates or hinders access to the NDIS and other disability services for them, their families, and their communities. ECCV wanted to better understand if and how the NDIS has improved the lives and wellbeing of Victoria’s culturally diverse communities. It was found that many community members face significant difficulties accessing appropriate disability services, lack adequate knowledge, and are currently prevented from participating and reaching their full potential in society.

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Multicultural Aged Care in Regional Victoria

Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria logoThe ability to access care is essential for the health and wellbeing of culturally diverse older people living in regional Victoria. The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria believes that further research is needed to assess service gaps to culturally diverse seniors in regional Victoria. A number of gaps and barriers to equitable aged care for culturally diverse older people in regional Victoria are simply unaddressed. This report summary identifies key areas and recommendations for improvements to Aged Care for Culturally Diverse residents in regional Victoria.

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Elder Abuse Awareness – Arabic Speaking Communities

Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria LogoThe Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria – in collaboration with Seniors Rights Victoria is offering a two day practical training course on delivery of Elder Abuse Awareness to groups of older people and their families from ARABIC speaking Communities. This is an exciting opportunity to develop community awareness of Elder Abuse in the Arabic-speaking CALD Community.

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ECCV visit to Shepparton

Board and Staff of The Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District assembled to meet and hear from staff of the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria – which advocates and lobbies all levels of government on behalf of multicultural communities in areas, metropolitan and regional Victoria.

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