A research project was conducted by DADHC (Dept. of Ageing,
Disability and Home Care), Charles Sturt
University and CALD (Culturally and Linguistically
Diverse Clients) community representatives that was
2005. The purpose of the research was to determine access to HACC
services, the service provision and to explore barriers to access to
HACC services for members of the CALD Community. A recommendation of
this study was to appoint a worker to address the identified issues
around access in Albury Wodonga.
This project is to work with HACC (Home and community care)
funded agencies and others
in Albury and Wodonga to:
- raise awareness of services to CALD communities
- work in consultation with agencies to increase engagement
of CALD clients
- raise cultural awareness and knowledge with staff and
- identify barriers for access to services for clients and
- identify training needs
- identify resource needs, and
- develop a resource tool identifying which agencies provide
services, information and supports to CALD clients in the Albury
Wodonga area to assist all workers.
This project was funded by the Department of Planning and Community Development (formerly Dept. of Victorian
Communities through the Volunteer Support Grants program). This is a
collaborative project between the Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource
Bureau and the Upper Hume Primary Care Partnership Group.
The aims of the project are to:
- Increase the engagement of volunteers in agencies and build
out combined capacity to support volunteers in out organisations and
across the communities in the Indigo, Towong and Wodonga.
- Streamline and develop good practices in protocols and
processes, investigate and implement a generic volunteer management
tool, build opportunities for sharing/portability of volunteers with
recognised and shared competencies, increase the opportunity and
diversity of people volunteering.
- Increase recruitment and extend opportunities for
volunteers to grow as individuals in lifelong learning and connection
to their local community, providing a valued outcome to both the
individual and the community in which they live or volunteer.