The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland’s community care division, Diversicare has received funding to develop a cutting-edge website, which will raise awareness and understanding of planning for ageing.
The website will be for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD), their carers and families.
General Manager Vivienne McDonald said that the website will be a new approach to assist CALD consumers with planning for the future with an emphasis on visual engagement and interactivity.
“This web based interactive information site will enable consumers and carers (impacted by dementia) to ‘virtually’ move through a home environment, identifying possible and or future risks and hazards, and safely plan for their lifestyle,” said Ms McDonald.
The resource will be available in seven different languages, including English and will be developed over the next two years.
“We are very proud and excited to have been successful in such a competitive funding round,” said Ms McDonald.
“Our project is an innovative and alternative method of planning for the future for people who may be impacted by dementia.”
ECCQ CEO Garry Page said that this new funding will ensure the organisation continues to meet community needs.
“With an ageing population, it is incredibly important that we find new and innovative ways to ensure we meet the shifting needs of our diverse population.”
“This funding is also about strengthening the capacity of the aged care sector, and we are looking forward to continuing our work in this area,” said Mr Page.
The Australian Government has released $34 million in funding grants to support innovation in dementia care and other aged care services.
To find out more about Diversicare go to www.diversicare.com.au