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What is the Cumberland Prospect Region NESB Access Project (RAP)
The Cumberland Prospect Region NESB Access Project (RAP) is an Industry Development Project of the Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA). It is funded by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC) with the aim of building Cumberland Prospect disability service providers capacity to respond to the cultural, linguistic and religious diversity of people in their region. The project focuses on identifying where each local disability service provider is up to regarding their ability to engage and work with the diversity in their local community.
The RAP provides support to local disability service providers to identify best ways of working with the cultural, religious and linguistic diversity of their community. It can support agencies to identify their strengths and what they are doing well, and also addressing any areas of weakness. The RAP assists local services to meet real community needs. The emphasis is on tailoring support to services in whatever ways are needed. This may include:
One of the keys to the RAP’s success is the use of an access and equity/cultural competency audit. This enables participating services to work systematically through their current policies and practices as well as identifying important opportunities for working more constructively with community and cultural diversity.
If you are a disability service provider and funded by DADHC to provide services in the Cumberland Prospect region, and want to improve your service delivery to better meet the needs of your community, then you are eligible to receive support through the RAP.
The services, support and training provided through the RAP are free to Disability Service Providers in the Cumberland Prospect.
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