Ms Leoleos talks about the Speak My Language Project and how this project can help to prevent elder abuse in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, and help community members to identify and report elder abuse. The Project was developed by the Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW (lead) in partnership with other Ethnic Councils (Vic and Qld) and with the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) and National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (NEMBC). The project harnesses the strength and scope of community radio to inform CALD about the Commonwealth’s aged care system. Through simple in-language conversations on-air, the project assists senior members of CALD communities to understand recent changes to aged care, and make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.
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