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Culturally Diverse People With Disability Struggling to Engage With NDIS

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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.

Settlement Services International’s (SSI) latest policy paper said people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds were struggling to engage with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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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Source:
Luke Michael, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au/)

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