SSI has been funded by the Department of Family and Community Services to develop and implement the FutureAbility project across NSW.
FutureAbility has identified ethno-specific and multicultural organisations and community groups to assist to work within the new disability service system.
The roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has begun and research by the NSW Department of Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC) indicates that people with disability from CALD backgrounds have been under-utilising disability and support services.
SSI has will implemented a range of strategies and methods in order to empower and support ethno-specific and multicultural organisations to build their capacity for the NDIS. SSI is also providing community education sessions to various CALD communities about the NDIS and disability issues in general in order to increase participation in the NDIS by these communities in NSW.
The FutureAbility DataCube was commissioned by SSI in 2015 to review and analyse the extent and prevalence of disability among CALD communities in NSW; and to facilitate their equitable and active participation in the current national roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
To find out more about FutureAbility, use the contact details below.
FutureAbility: Multicultural communities getting NDIS-ready
p: 02 8799 6784
m: 0412 602 739