Australian Research on Older People from CALD Backgrounds
FECCA commissioned the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre, University of Adelaide, to review the Australian research on older people from CALD backgrounds. The aims of the review were to identify the existing research evidence base about CALD Australians and to identify gaps in the research, covering four broad topic areas:
- older people from CALD backgrounds in general;
- older people from CALD backgrounds with dementia;
- ageing and mental health issues for people from CALD backgrounds; and
- CALD carers and carers of older people from CALD backgrounds.
The report is accompanied by a series of report briefs on the specific topics covered in the review.
These resources enable service providers and policy makers to translate knowledge into culturally appropriate aged care practices. Identifying gaps in the current evidence base allows informed decisions to be made about future research into older CALD Australians.
Better Beginnings, Better Futures
Better Beginnings. Better Futures is a series of four factsheets that aim to provide a community perspective on some of the most pressing issues affecting new and emerging communities in Australia. The factsheets cover the following topic areas:
- introduction to new and emerging communities, including a working description and specific characteristics of such communities;
- barriers to achieving positive educational outcomes for new and emerging communities, including the educational needs of people from new and emerging communities, support available to them, gaps in service delivery and availability;
- overview of the key barriers to gaining and retaining meaningful employment for youth from new and emerging communities, including support programs available, gaps in services and programs, and tips on how to address them; and
- analysis of the funding programs accessible to new and emerging community organisations and how to access them, challenges to effective management of funds, as well as gaps in services and programs and tips on how to address them.