Multicultural Disability Hub

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Welcome to our new Multicultural Disability Hub. This hub was developed as a resource for people with disability from migrant and refugee communities, their families, carers, as well as the disability sector.

People with disability from migrant and refugee backgrounds face multiple, overlapping disadvantages and barriers and can find it difficult accessing the NDIS and other available support.

ECCV promotes the rights and needs of people with disability from migrant and refugee backgrounds through our advocacy and policy work, including consultations and research to inform government policy and programs and improve inclusion and equity.

We run a range of programs and coordinate the statewide disability network and deliver self-advocacy training to empower people with disability from migrant and refugee communities.

This hub includes an overview of our work as well as information on disability in culturally diverse communities, resources, in-language information and our multicultural disability directory.

Current Projects

Raise Our Voices

Raise Our Voices helps empower and improve self-advocacy skills for people from migrant and refugee communities living with disability, their families and carers.

Statewide Disability Network

The Statewide Disability Network helps identify key advocacy issues for people with disability from migrant and refugee communities.

Speak My Language

Speak My Language is a groundbreaking national initiative featuring culturally diverse Australians sharing real stories, experiences and tips about living well with disability.

Mental health workshops

Do you work with migrants and refugees within the mental health sector and want to learn how to provide culturally safe and responsive services? ECCV is holding workshops to help practitioners understand the factors impacting poorer mental health outcomes for multicultural communities.

News & Opportunities

Disability Publications & Submissions

Multicultural Disability Directory

ECCV’s comprehensive guide includes information on key advocacy organisations, service providers, peak bodies, support services and resources for people with disability from migrant and refugee backgrounds in Victoria.

Many organisations offer disability support and advocacy services, from organising suitable bilingual carers to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate resources.  

How Uli became a community vaccine champion

Meet disability advocate and CEO of Life is a Battlefield, Uli Kaplan.

He shared his experience of living with disability during COVID-19 with us – including barriers he faced and the benefits of getting the vaccine.

Sector News & Resources

Disability Royal Commission

The Disability Royal Commission was established in response to community concern about widespread reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability.
 

State Disability Plan

Inclusive Victoria: state disability plan (2022–2026) is the Victorian Government’s plan for making our community inclusive and accessible for everyone.
 
 

New CALD Strategy 

NDIA is developing a new Strategy to support better outcomes for participants from CALD backgrounds. The Strategy and action plan is being co-designed with participants, nominees, families and carers from CALD backgrounds.

NDIS Translations

Get comprehensive updates and all you need to know about the NDIS, including updated participant booklets in 17 languages.
 
 

VDWC resources hub

Find information on new regulations for Victoria’s disability services from the Victorian Disability Worker Commission (VDWC).

 

NDIS COVID-19 support and information

Information and updates for Coronavirus are available in Easy Read information in English and a selection of languages.
 
 

Get the latest Multicultural Disability News

Sign up to receive our bimonthly Multicultural Disability Bulletin with news, events and resources.

The Speak My Language (Disability) program uses the power of storytelling to share what it means to live well with a disability within a culturally diverse community.

Speak My Language involves hundreds of people with disability from culturally diverse communities sharing practical tips on how individuals with disability, and their families, can use personal skills and community resources to live well.