Meeting the needs of Multicultural Australia
The Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) Program is part of a national government initiative to improve understanding and delivery of culturally appropriate services to older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
It is estimated that by 2026 one in every four people aged 80 years and over will be from a CALD background. The needs and expectations of CALD older people care vary greatly, depending on their cultural background and experiences. With a PICAC program in each state and territory and a national focus, the sector is better placed to be able to meet the challenges ahead and respond to the needs of an increasingly culturally diverse ageing population.
PICAC services include;
- High quality cultural resources
- Cultural awareness training and development
- Research and demographic data
- Networks and partnerships, including links with CALD communities
- Advice on strategies for culturally appropriate care
PICAC NSW and ACT is funded by the Department of Health and is auspiced by the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra Inc.
- Available in ACT and NSW
- Advocacy & Information
- Culture & Ethnicity
- Education & Training