If you’re an someone from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background, or you’re caring for someone from a CALD background, CCNB offers services designed specifically for you that take this diversity into account.
We can provide you with information and linkage to services that cater to specific diets, activities, languages or spiritual needs, whatever your cultural, linguistic or spiritual background.
CCNB caters to people from different cultures, religions and lifestyle backgrounds.
Need an interpreter?
If you need access to a translator or interpreter, call the Translating and Interpreting Services (TIS National) on 131 450. TIS covers more than 100 languages and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the cost of a local call. Ask to be connected with CCNB on 1300 002 262.
How we support cultural and linguistic diversity
We employ a diverse staff, many with second languages. We provide a range of services to specifically meet the needs of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Our models of support recognise the unique and diverse needs that individuals and families have, that may often not be effectively met due to language and cultural barriers and preferences. Our services are individualised and holistic, and offer optimum variety of choice, to support, respect and celebrate this diversity.
How we support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
We recognise the unique experiences of Australia’s First Peoples, including the trauma, dispossession and the ongoing disadvantage they experience in relation to health, socioeconomic status and other well being factors. However we also recognise their inherent strength and resilience, and the knowledge and wisdom they carry, that is so fundamental to the well being of this country and the people in it. We have services specially for Aboriginal peoples as well as those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, however some are specifically targeted to these communities.