About Community Services

Community Services Department

ADEC's Community Services Department aims to build the skills and knowledge of CALD communities through a platform of Capacity Building Projects, an Advocacy Program and a language specific Social Support Program. We work with people from CALD backgrounds who are living with a disability, those with mental health concerns, people who are frail, their carers and family members.

Social Support Program                

ADEC's Social Support Program offers language specific peer support groups to empower people and families from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds affected by disability, or who are frail, by delivering an inclusive program of informative and recreational activities.

Capacity Building Projects

Short term well-being workshops for eligible participants tailored to community needs.

These can include but are not limited to yoga, tai chi, meditation and mindfulness , self- care, and health education workshops.

Advocacy Support

Our advocacy team can help people with disability or their family members to connect to relevant services and empower them to self-advocate.

They can support with issues such as Centrelink payments, housing, guardianship, NDIS support and many more.


ArtAbility® is an art program run by Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC). It began in 2006 and has been growing ever since.

Our focus is on uniting, recognising and celebrating a range of talented artists who are living with a disability, experience mental ill health or are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.


The community services department has created a range of language specific resources on a variety of topics such as: facts and helpful tips on Covid, downloading your Covid certificate, sharing your story with the Disability Royal Commission, self-care, protection against abuse and many others to support our CALD communities. To view these resources click here.