UnitingCare Kippax - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards
UnitingCare Kippax is a finalist for the Inclusive Services and Disability Support award at the 2019 Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards!
UnitingCare Kippax are a local charity, located in West Belconnen, working to provide programs and support, with respect and care.
Through their existing programs, UnitingCare Kippax have developed relationships with many culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. UnitingCare Kippax was able to use existing programs such as Kippax Connections and relationships with CALD communities to develop a pilot, funded by the Workforce Impact Collective (WIC), which focused on working in disability.
The CALD Participation project targeted a currently untapped cohort of people from CALD backgrounds to consider working in the disability sector. Increasing the representation of people with CALD backgrounds in the ACT disability workforce will also provide greater opportunities to match people with disability with workers from the same cultural background. Prior to the CALD Participation project, there was no pathway into the sector aimed at increasing the number of CALD disability support workers.