Culturally diverse people with disability struggling to engage with NDIS

People with disability from non-English speaking backgrounds are accessing disability services up to two-thirds less than Australian-born people despite having similar rates of disability, according to a new report from Settlement Services International’s (SSI)

The report noted barriers to inclusion such as cultural stigmas around disability, a distrust of government agencies, and language barriers, arguing that a comprehensive cultural competence framework was needed for the disability service system.

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Topics:
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Author:
Luke Michael

Source:
Pro Bono News

Date published:
Fri 8th Feb, 2019