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Community participation of people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

By Udani Dhanojanan

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The purpose of this literature research is to explore the effectiveness of social inclusion programmes for people with disability from Culturally and Linguistically Backgrounds (CaLD) living in Australia. This is done by exploring definitions of social inclusion and social exclusion and then looking at current issues affecting people with disability from CaLD backgrounds. The research then looks at programmes that facilitate social inclusion to determine if this is an effective way to improve community integration and participation.\ud \ud The literature highlights that getting people with disability from CaLD backgrounds participating in community activities can lead to very positive outcomes. Participation can lead to better mental and physical well-being, develop new skills and improve lifestyle issues such as meeting new people and finding employment. A common theme from the literature was the importance of involving people with disability from CaLD backgrounds in all planning and decision making in programme development to ensure that cultural needs as well as disability requirements are addressed. Evaluation is also considered crucial to long term effectiveness and sustainability of programmes

Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au:24891
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