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The Multicultural Communities Council of SA is the peak organisation that efficiently services, innovatively empowers and strongly advocates for cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in South Australia.

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Petition to have the proposed fees for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme reduced and, fair and reasonable fees set.

The fees proposed in the Commonwealth Home Support Programme – National Fees Policy Consultation Paper are too expensive and will destroy community programs in South Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities because people will be unable to meet these costs. These programs reduce social isolation, help us maintain our own culture and help reduce depression and mental problems in our community.

At present under the fee paper for a 3 hours day centre program (social support group) with a meal if we are on a full pension we would be asked to pay:

  • 3 hours of social support at $9 an hour = $27
  • 2 one way transport trips for under 20 kilometres at $5 each way = $10
  • One meal at $9 plus the cost of ingredients

This would be over $46 for one group session.

If you are worried about these proposed aged care changes to the commmonwealt home support programme sign this Petition to have the proposed fees for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme reduced, and fair and reasonable fees set  and send it back to Kristin Johansson via email to caasa@mccsa.org.au or post to 113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide SA 5000.

 MCCSA strongly believe that it is important that we have affordable social support programs for South Australians from a CALD background!!
 

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Vacancy at MCCSA

Community Building for Vulnerable CALD Communities Program officer

Work type: Fixed Term until 30/11/1017 (0.8FTE), SACS level 5

 The Multicultural Communities Council of SA (MCCSA) is the peak organisation that efficiently services, innovatively empowers and strongly advocates for cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in South Australia.

Located in central Adelaide, we have a fixed term Part Time contract (0.8 FTE) position available until June 30, 2017.

In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of the Community Building for Vulnerable CALD Communities Program. As this will be a new program, the applicant will be responsible for setting the work plan in consultation with the Manager of Programs for this project.

As the Part Time Community Building officer, you will be responsible for:

  • The recruitment and support of CALD communities into the program
  • Working with project partners to create and deliver a training timetable, including several forum events around best practice.
  • Support Needs Assessment processes within CALD community organisations
  • The development of an online Best Practice tool kit
  • Identifying , and supporting individuals to become community mentors within the CALD sector
  • Creating and maintaining accurate records
  • Meeting all reporting requirements to Funding Body
  • Privacy and Confidentiality laws are adhered to
  • Related organisational policy and procedure are adhered to

In order to be successful in this role, you will possess:

  • Strong understanding of issues facing new and emerging community organisations
  • Good verbal communication skills, particularly within the CALD sector
  • Good community development skills
  • Knowledge of Governance issues
  • Organisational skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Strong       written and administrative skills

If you would like further information regarding this position, please contact Megan Hill, Manager, MCCSA Programs on 83455266. Further details of the position are detailed in the Duty Statement – CALD Community Capacity Building

Written applications including a cover letter briefly addressing the personal specification and your CV can be sent via email to mccsa@mccsa.org.au . Applications close, 10am Tuesday 7th April 2015.

Megan Hill
Manager MCCSA programs
Multicultural Communities Council of SA
113 Gilbert Street
Adelaide 5000

 

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Landmark Review of Australian Research on Older People from CALD Backgrounds released

18 March 2015

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) released its landmark Review of Australian Research on Older People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds. Despite increasing numbers of older Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, research about this group has only been sporadic.  As a response, FECCA worked with the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre at the University of Adelaide, to review the Australian research on older people from CALD backgrounds. The report was launched by the Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison MP, at the Parliament House in Canberra, at an event hosted by the co-convenors of the Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism, the Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou and the Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent. The aims of the review were to identify the existing research evidence base about older CALD Australians and to identify gaps in the research, covering four broad topic areas:

  • older people from CALD backgrounds in general;
  • older people from CALD backgrounds with dementia;
  • ageing and mental health issues for people from CALD backgrounds; and
  • CALD carers and carers of older people from CALD backgrounds.

The review report highlights that older people from CALD backgrounds are not a homogeneous group and therefore meeting their needs is highly complex.  Many older people from CALD backgrounds have higher levels of disadvantage and other risk factors than older Anglo-Australians. Speaking at the event, FECCA Chair, Joe Caputo, said: “The review is unique in that it has for the first time systematically identified current evidence and gaps in research on older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia.” “This is a significant start and, we hope, it will guide policy makers, researchers, and service providers in promoting better practice, stronger collaborative partnerships and better outcomes for all older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds,” Joe Caputo concluded. To view the report, click here.  To view the factsheets accompanying the report, click here.

Media Comments:  Joe Caputo, FECCA Chair – 0419 173 122, or the FECCA Office – (02) 6282 5755, media@fecca.org.au.

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MCCSA  Hosts Positive Ageing Art Workshops for  Russian Speaking over 50s

Prikosnovenie – March-April 2015

If you want to be creative and did not have time, it’s time to do it now! Nothing brings more joy and inspiration, as a touch of creativity. Catching up in the “Workshop” you give yourself:

• meeting with new types of art and creativity

• confidence in your creative ideas

• new friends and sharing the joy of creativity

• emotional relaxation

• opportunity to surprise your loved ones with gift which is personally made

During ten workshops you will learn about several types of techniques:

  1. Collage
  2. Grattazh
  3. Topiary

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PLEASE NOTE:

These workshops will be provided for people 50 years old and older once a month from 10.00am to 13.30pm.

First workshop will be held on Friday March 20 (second session is scheduled for April 17) Fee: $ 5 (to be paid to Multicultural Communities Council of SA Inc at the entrance). This price includes: Session 3 hours and 30 minutes, all the necessary materials, tea, coffee and light snacks.

Number of attendees in the group is limited to 25 people, so pre-registration is required! You can register by phone 0422 371 204 or send an email at contact@ares.org.au , indicating your name and contact phone number.

Join us:

When – on 20 March and 17 April 2015 at 10.00
Where – 113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide SA 5000 (the Multicultural Communities Counsil of SA Inc)
Fee – $5

The project is funded by a Positive Ageing grant from the Minister for Ageing.

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$1 million in one-off grants available to make South Australia a better place

Adelaide is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities because of its affordable housing, low unemployment and high quality education and healthcare. And most South Australians, whether they live in Adelaide or a regional area, take this lifestyle for granted.

But what if you’re a member of our community, city or regional, that doesn’t enjoy this lifestyle due to social, economic or personal circumstances? Fund My Community is offering grants of between $10,000 and $100,000 (plus GST) for community organisations to deliver projects that measurably improve the well-being, quality of life and participation of disadvantaged South Australians.

In addition to providing grant funding, by involving the public in deciding what projects get funded, Fund My Community also seeks to increase community awareness of social issues, and to give organisations a chance to promote their services and programs.

So if you are a community organisation that provides services to disadvantaged South Australians, head to http://yoursay.sa.gov.au/fund-my-community for further information about the program and to apply for funding. Applications are being accepted now and can be lodged until 5:00pm Thursday 2 April 2015.