Speak My Language
The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) partnered with the Ethnic Communities’ Council New South Wales (ECCNSW) to implement the ‘Speak my Language – on air conversation about ageing well’ program in Victoria.
A significant cohort of culturally and linguistically diverse elderly population in communities are unaware of the aged care service provision and support due to isolation, language barriers, cultural barriers or poor information flow.
This program aimed to empower culturally and linguistically diverse seniors by delivering key messages and information about Australia aged care system in a language that they speak through radio broadcasts. It also raised awareness amongst the CALD elderly population of the importance of planning for their future care needs to support them to be active participants in decisions around the care services they receive.
The ‘Speak my language’ delivered a series of aged care radio broadcasts through ethnic community radio stations in 23 difference languages within Victoria.
You can listen to the podcasts and find out more on the Speak My Language radio website.
The Speak My Language program was funded by the Federal Government, proudly brought to you by ECCV, ECCNSW, Diversicare, SBS and NEMBC.
Listen to Mandarin Bilingual Facilitator Henry Liu from Chinese Community Social Services Centre, a guest speaker from the aged care field and a 3CW radio host.
In the Mandarin language the team talk about My Aged Care, healthy ageing and best tips on how to aged well.
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ECCV acknowledges the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the Country on which we work. We pay respect to their Elders past and present, acknowledge their continuing connections to land, sea and community, and
extend respect to Traditional Owners throughout Victoria.