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Supporting agencies across the Central Coast to provide appropriate services for the CALD community.

The Multicultural Access and Equity Project (MAP) acts as a resource by:

  • providing advice, information and assistance to the home and community care (HACC) services (as appropriate) to strengthen and/or develop their policies and/or activities to achieve higher quality outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) service users
  • developing resources for HACC service providers
  • providing opportunities for learning by acting as a link, making contact and keeping in touch with different cultural groups on the Central Coast
  • networking and supporting services involved in assisting people from CALD backgrounds
    providing community education for local CALD groups and communities about HACC and similar services

Home and Community Care Services include:

  • Food services, including Meals on Wheels
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Personal Care
  • Community Transport
  • Respite Care
  • Day Centres
  • Community Nursing
  • Community Options
  • Home Modifications and Maintenance
  • Allied Health
  • Social Support

For more information on these services, please contact CCDN now or access our Home and Community Care Services Consumer and Carer Handbook.

Definitions

Disability: Disability is something that stops you from taking care of your own needs. For example, you might have difficulty moving your body, seeing or hearing.

Carer: A carer is a friend or family member who helps to look after a person with a disability or a frail older person
Respite: Could be seen as a rest for the carer.

Advocate: An advocate assists you to find a solution to problems or complaints you may have with government or non-government services.

Support: Support is another word for help.

If you are having difficulty understanding any of this information, please contact CCDN for help.