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Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) is a national initiative funded by the Australia Government.

PICAC is the expert in providing culturally specific:

  • strategic partnerships
  • training and professional development
  • quality resources
  • demographic data.

PICAC can help you to develop and enhance relationships with CALD aged care communities, identifying and addressing their unique needs.

We aim to equip and support residential and community aged care service providers to deliver culturally appropriate care to older people, from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Training is tailored to all levels of your organisation in areas such as:

  • cultural awareness
  • culture and dementia
  • culture and continence
  • culture and palliative care.

A partnership with PICAC will enable your organisation to deliver better practice in culturally appropriate care.

PICAC objectives

The PICAC initiative provides funding to an organisation in each state or territory to deliver the following program outcomes:

  • More aged care services delivering culturally appropriate care to older persons from culturally and linguistically diverse communities;
  • Older people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities having increased access to culturally appropriate residential and community based aged care services;
  • Older people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities having greater capacity to make informed decisions about residential and community based aged care.

PICAC resources

Working collaboratively, each PICAC produces a wealth of cultural training, information sessions, workshops and resource development.

Follow each link below to find PICAC specific resources in other states or territories.

 

PICAC CONTACT DETAILS


New South Wales (NSW) & Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra Inc.

Cecilia Milani – PICAC NSW & ACT Manager

Phone: (02) 4229 7566
Email: admin@picacnsw.org.au
Web: www.picacnsw.org.au

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Northern Territory (NT)

Council on the Ageing Inc (COTA NT) Inc

Lina Paselli – PICAC Project Officer

Phone:(08) 8941 1004
Email: lina.paselli@cotant.org
Web: www.cotant.org

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Queensland (QLD)

Diversicare

Vivienne McDonald– General Manager

Phone: (07) 3846 1099
Email: picac@diversicare.com.au
Web: www.diversicare.com.au

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South Australia (SA)

Multicultural Aged Care Incorporated

Ms Rosa Colanero – CEO

Phone: (08) 8241 9900
Email: macsa@mac.org.au
Web: www.mac.org.au

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Tasmania (TAS)

Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania) Inc

Mr Hans Schmid – PICAC Project Officer

Phone:(03) 6221 0940
Email: hschmid@mrchobart.org.au
Web: www.mrchobart.org.au

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Victoria (VIC)

Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing

Ms Ljubica Petrov – Manager

Phone:(03) 8823 7900
Email: info@culturaldiversity.com.au
Web: www.culturaldiversity.com.au

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Western Australia (WA)

Fortis Consulting

Mary Gurgone -  National Director

Phone:(08) 9381 0660
Email: info@fortisconsulting.com.au

Web: http://www.fortisconsulting.com.au/

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