Multicultural Engagement Work
Engaging with diverse communities is an important aspect of AMPARO Advocacy’s work
People with disability who have limited or no English language skills and who come from diverse cultural backgrounds frequently encounter significant additional barriers to having their needs met. Through our direct advocacy work with individuals we become aware of additional barriers which restrict people’s access to important information and services and limit their ability to fully participate and be included in family and community life.
Engaging with diverse communities, and activities this includes, assists us to better understand the specific challenges and issues that people with disability and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse communities experience on a daily basis.
This work provides a sound basis for the education, awareness raising and systemic advocacy we undertake to influence positive sustainable changes to attitudes, policies, practices and resources within governments and communities.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
AMPARO Advocacy strongly supports inclusive, flexible and culturally appropriate engagement initiatives that will strengthen and increase the participation rates of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
AMPARO Advocacy has promoted the need to build the capacity of people with disability and their families from CALD communities so they can fully engage and participate in the NDIS. We have also advocated for targeted communication and engagement strategies to be implemented by agencies to ensure CALD Queenslanders with disability and their families understand and able to access the opportunities the NDIS provides.
Over the last five years AMPARO has undertaken a range of strategies and projects to support this process and continues to build upon this work. Further information about our previous community work can be found in past projects.