Multicultural Disability Hub
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.
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.
News & Opportunities
Submission to the Disability Royal Commission
The prevention of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability from migrant and refugee backgrounds must be informed by an...
Submission to Disability Inclusion Bill 2022
ECCV welcomes the exposure draft of the Disability Inclusion Bill, which was introduced as part of the ongoing review of the Disability Act...
Annual Report 2021-2022 launched
We are delighted to present our Annual Report 2021-22. With robust grassroots engagement and collaborative relationships with stakeholders, ECCV...
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.
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).
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,