General Ageing Services
The Ethnic Communities Council of Qld which is the Peak Body for the Multicultural Sector, provides the following services:
- SEXUAL HEALTH PROGRAM - ECCQ. with funding from Queensland Health, designs and conducts sexual health education and awareness programs in Queensland. The education programs raise awareness about issues related to sexual health such as HIV/AIDS, different STD, STIs, breast cancer, cervical cancer, testicular cancer and Hepatitis C. The program also produces and distributes resources related to sexual health in various languages.
- CHRONIC DISEASE PROGRAM: to develop an integrated cross-sector approach to chronic disease prevention and management at the state-wide level which then links and supports work at the regional and local levels between different partners
- ADVOCACY: The Multicultural Advocate works with and for people from established and new migrant and refugee communities and the organizations that support them. The goal is to increase the responsiveness of government systems, or other systems or services, to the needs of ethnic communities. It is a statewide position, meaning that the issues the worker will tackle are those that affect ethnic communities throughout the state.
- BERLASCO COURT: Berlasco Court Caring Centre is a residential care facility at Indooroopilly committed to high standards of nursing care for residents from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. The Centre was purchased by the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland Ltd in 1988 to fulfil its vision of providing culturally inclusive care for people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- DIVERSICARE: COMMUNITY AGED/DISABILITY CARE PROGRAM - The focus of this program is on assisting clients to remain in their homes. The Program, through Diversicare takes into account lifestyle, cultural background and religious beliefs. IN-HOME RESPITE - Culturally and linguistically appropriate In-Home Respite, available through Diversicare offers assessment, care, planning and co-ordination for frail aged/disabled persons. It also supports mainstream HACC services through cross-cultural training and workshop programs, also through ECCQ's Diversicare. DAY RESPITE - Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate Day Respite. The Program is based on the cluster model which groups clients according to the similarities of their culture, diet, etc. OLDER PERSONS ACTION GROUP - supporting NESB seniors with social issues, isolation problems and mental health issues. AGED CARE - Full residential and respite care for NESB aged at Berlasco Court.
- PiCC TRAINING: Partners in Cultural Competence (PiCC) is the only one-stop shop in Queensland for the delivery of cross cultural training and consultancy services. It is a service of the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland.
- WEN: The Women's Ethnic Network (WEN) works towards integrating the issues and concerns of migrant and refugee women into overall community policies, projects and initiatives, especially when they have Statewide relevance. WEN is an issues and policies forum for migrant and refugee women in Queensland.