With over 36 years experience in providing services to the CALD communities, Co.As.It. is well placed in being able to understand the needs of the person from a different cultural and language background, coordinate services with the family members and assign care staff that is aware of the client’s preferences, religious beliefs, special celebrations and regional culinary requirements. Often the care staff will speak the same language as the CALD client.
Co.As.It. is constantly undertaking research studies that gather information on the difficulties and concerns of the CALD community member that may not be able to access mainstream services due to language barriers, feel isolated due to declining traditional networks, poor written and/or spoken English skills, lack of computer literacy, difficulty with transport and geographical dispersion or remoteness. This information is often used to seek Government funding for projects that will inform and educate the CALD person and establish support networks that will make a difference in their daily lives.
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