NDIS Transition projects

    ECCV is currently coordinating the TSP project which is funded until June 2020 by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

    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 particular focus for additional support for consumers in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

    Consumer Support

    The TSP aims to support culturally and linguistically diverse people with a disability and their families and carers to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as it becomes available across Victoria until June 2019.

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

    ECCV is also developing a community engagement strategy to target vulnerable communities and provide links to accessing the NDIS. 

    Contact People:

    Hanaa Grave, Disability Projects Coordinator

    Email: hgrave@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.

    Click here to Download Resource

    For more information: contact Hanaa or Toula on 9354 9555 e: eccv@eccv.org.au or Janet Curtain at DnD e: janetcurtain@hotmail.com

    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.



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