Important disability information will reach refugee and humanitarian communities via a new radio campaign

The National Ethnic Disability Alliance has partnered with the National Disability Insurance Agency  to launch a new radio project.
The Community Radio Engagement Project was introduced after new data revealed that despite the high level of disability needs within the refugee and humanitarian entrants’ communities, the access rate to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) remains relatively low.
The Radio Project will run for 12 weeks and aim to: 

  • Increase awareness on disability
  • Break down disability stigmas
  • Introduce services provided by the NDIS to humanitarian entrants, refugees and emerging communities in Sydney and Melbourne.
  • Direct the targeted communities to the right resources and by doing so, increase the NDIS accessibility rate.

NEDA is working with Ethnic and Community Radio Stations, to reach out to their targeted community.

 NEDA’s CEO, Dwayne Cranfield, says, “This campaign will benefit refugees with disabilities, their families and carers, and inform them about the services that they are entitled to, at no cost. 
There is absolutely no charge to access the NDIS. This is the message that we want to highlight through this campaign.”
“We believe radio is the perfect medium to share information with the refugee and humanitarian entrants’ community. Radio is an easy and direct means of communication and has a wide reach. 
“Some people might be able to read and write in a certain language, while others might have only conversational knowledge in the same language. Radio is accessible to a wide range of people.”
As the national peak advocating for the rights of people with disability from CALD backgrounds, we invite all ethnic and community radio stations to take part in our radio campaign in Arabic, Assyrian, Chaldean, Farsi, Burmese and English. 
The campaign is in partnership with the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (NEMBC), to run a series of ads, short story podcasts and interviews, featuring people from refugee and humanitarian entrants’ backgrounds, and all ethnic and community radio stations are invited to take part in the radio campaign in Arabic, Assyrian, Chaldean, Farsi, Burmese and English.





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