NDIS/disability consumer support


    ECCV is currently coordinating the following disability projects:

    1. Transition Support Package (TSP) project: funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

    The TSP project aims to support culturally and linguistically diverse people with a disability, their families and carers to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

    ECCV is working with other funded consumer agencies, the NDIA and NDIS partners to ensure that culturally and linguistically diverse consumers are included in their transition activities.

    As NDIS transition progresses it is important that we respond to the changing needs of people with disability, families, carers and service providers, with a focus on additional support for consumers in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

    1. Victorian Disability Advocacy Futures Grants program – CALD Inclusive – Disability advocacy for culturally diverse Victorians

    ECCV, in partnership with the Migrant Resource Centre North West region (MRC NW), through its ‘Disability and Diversity (DnD)’ Program, aims to enhance the skills of people from CALD backgrounds with disability to advocate for themselves to ensure that their voices are heard across the system and in the community.

    Contact Person:

     Email: eccv@eccv.org.au

    Phone: (03) 9354 9555

    Resource: Self-Advocacy and Diversity: A model for CALD inclusion

    “It is estimated that people from non-English speaking background with disability comprise 1 in 20 Australians, or approximately 1 million people.” 

    Ethnic Community Council of Victoria and Diversity and Disability (DnD), a self-advocacy program delivered at the Migrant Resource Centre North West Region (MRCNW) in St Albans, have worked in partnership with the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and Districts (ECSD) to develop a model to support the growth of self-advocacy among of people with disability from CALD backgrounds, in two communities in Victoria, one metropolitan and one regional.  We’re pleased to present to you this model.

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    Good Governance for an NDIS Environment

    ECCV’s :  Good Governance for an NDIS Environment

    An excellent resource for board members of ethnic and/or community organisations wishing to provide NDIS services.

    Good Governance for community organisations in an NDIS context: including legal and financial implications of the NDIS,

    Strategic planning, risk management, self – assessments, checklists, resources and more.

    We are proud to recognise the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, as the first Australians, cultural leaders and traditional custodians of the land from which we advocate for ethnic community groups. We pay our respects to their elders, past & present.

    ECCV Statement: Recognising the Rights of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders 


    Connect with ECCV

    Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria
    Suite 101, 398 Sydney Road,
    Coburg VIC 3058
    Phone: 9354 9555
    Email: eccv@eccv.org.au