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KEY REGIONAL CONTACTS WITHIN

C&LD COMMUNITIES

GIPPSLAND REGION


MULTICULTURAL RESOURCE DIRECTORY

FOR DISABILITY SERVICES

Prepared by






Resource developed to assist in the implementation of the

Department of Human Services Disability C&LD Strategy



OCTOBER 2004







Purpose






  1. Rationale for this product.

There are many ethno-specific services in regional areas providing both support and assistance to people with disabilities. These services can be an enormous resource to generic services and are often places where bi-language workers are employed.
By learning more about the needs of diverse communities, we can plan to provide more relevant services.


  1. What this product provides.

This product provides current information on services that provide support and assistance to people with culturally and linguistically diverse (C&LD) backgrounds in the Gippsland Region (GR).
Each language group contains:




  1. Features of the GR Contact List.

Features include:




  • “User-friendly” and immediate overview of resources currently available to support promotional activities and partnerships development.

  • Current and relevant information.

  • Efficient and easy access to information.

Disclaimer


This product has been prepared in good faith. While every attempt has been made for complete accuracy of information, the author is unable to accept responsibility for any misinterpretation, resultant errors, or any action taken or not taken in reliance on the contents of this product.



CONTENTS





  1. HOW TO USE THIS PRODUCT 2




  1. TEN MOST PREVELANT CULTURALLY AND

LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE (C&LD) COMMUNITIES

IN THE GIPPSLAND REGION 3




  1. REGIONAL KEY CONTACT CATEGORIES 4




  1. ACRONYMS & DEFINITIONS 5


5. REGIONAL CONTACTS WITHIN THE GIPPSLAND

REGION BY LANGUAGE 7



    1. Italian 8

    2. Greek 16

    3. Netherlandic 22

    4. German 25

    5. Cantonese & Mandarin 28

    6. Maltese 36

    7. Tagalog (Filipino) 39

    8. Polish 43

    9. Croatian 48

    10. Spanish 52

    11. All Languages 57






  1. HOW TO USE THIS PRODUCT



The aim of this product is to answer key questions that Disability Service Providers have when working with C&LD communities.

Question such as:

  • What services/supports are available to people with disabilities from C&LD backgrounds in our region?

  • How can I develop partnerships with relevant C&LD services, so I can learn more about diverse needs?

  • What is the best way to communicate with C&LD communities?

  • How and where do I access ethnic media (e.g., print/radio/TV)?

  • The organisations listed provide some relevant information in the community languages indicated, but the list is not exhaustive, so you may wish to search for what you need using this resource as a starting point.

  • C&LD resources go out of date quickly; accordingly, try to use resources that have English information included or contact details that enable you to check that the information is both current and relevant.

This resource can also be used for the purposes of networking and promotion.

For example:

  • Key contacts can be added to existing databases for the purposes of product dissemination.

  • Key contacts can be invited to critical planning days and forums.






  1. TEN MOST PREVELANT C&LD COMMUNITIES IN THE GIPPSLAND REGION

FOR THE 0-64 POPULATION




PREVELANCE

RANKING*


LANGUAGE

1

Italian

2

Greek

3

Netherlandic

4

German

5

Cantonese & Mandarin

6

Maltese

7

Tagalog (Filipino)

8

Polish

9

Croatian

10

Spanish






Note:


* Prevalence ranking based on ABS 2001 Census data, Prioletti Consultants.




  1. REGIONAL KEY CONTACT CATEGORIES





Contact Categories










  1. Disability Support




  1. Community Support




  1. Media




  1. Health




  1. Employment




  1. Embassy Contacts




  1. Other






4. ACRONYMS / DEFINITIONS



ABS – Australian Bureau of Statistics
C&LD – Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

For the purpose of this profile a person from a culturally and linguistically diverse background refers to a person who was born in a non-English speaking country or who speaks a language other than English at home.


COB Country of Birth
CSTDA – Commonwealth-State-Territory Disability Agreement
DHS – Department of Human Services
DIMIA – Department of Immigration and Indigenous Affairs
Emerging Communities –

The Victorian Office of Multicultural Affairs defines emerging birthplace groups according to two criteria:




  1. Those with between 400 to 10,000 persons at the 2001 census, and

  2. Their numbers would have increased by at least 15% between the 1996 and 2001 Censuses.

Emerging language groups are defined according to two criteria:




  1. Those with between 400 to 5,000 speakers at the 2001 census, and

  2. The number of speakers would have increased by at least 15% between the 1996 and 2001 Censuses.


GR Gippsland Region

The Department of Human Services Gippsland Region at the time of writing this profile consisted of the municipalities of Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington.



Interpreting – Transferring the “verbal” words from one language to another.
LGA – Local Government Area
LOTE – Language Other than English
MDA – Minimum Data Set
NESB Non-English speaking backgrounds
NESCOB Non-English Speaking Country of Birth
OESC Other English Speaking Countries
Translating – Transferring the “written” words from one language to another.




5. REGIONAL CONTACTS WITHIN THE
GIPPSLAND REGION





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