Page updated July 2, 2020

$10k grant funds legal translation for Manningham residents

July 2, 2020

Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) welcomes a $10,000 funding grant from Manningham City Council to translate important legal information into the first languages mostly spoken by Manningham residents to educate and help the community prevent and stop elder abuse. The translated information will be shared with local radio, council and community outreach services, such as meals on wheels, which go to older people’s homes.

ECLC is very concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on older people and CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) communities.

“Older people are at risk because they are isolated and rely on others for their care and support. They are even more isolated and reliant than ever before,” said ECLC CEO Michael Smith.

“This is further compounded when English is an older person’s second language, which can make it harder for them to find legal and support information that they can easily understand and which is mostly produced in English,” said Michael.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Manningham City Council has allocated immediate funding for organisations, such as ECLC, to provide emergency relief to vulnerable members of its community.

Please call ECLC on (03) 9285 4822 for free legal advice and support. A language interpreter is available if needed.

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