NCCDN terms of reference

Terms of Reference for National Cross Cultural Dementia Network.


Through the National Dementia Support Program (NDSP) the NCCDN will provide advice to Alzheimer's Australia, its member organisations, government and peak bodies on quality dementia care and equitable access to programs and services for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Terms of Reference

  1. To advise on existing NDSP programs on how well they meet the needs of CALD communities. Where gaps are identified recommend remedial approaches or programs.To inform government, industry and service providers on issues for CALD people living with dementia.
  2. To identify and articulate CALD dementia issues that require a unique response. These may include, for example :
    • Stigma
    • Access to services
    • Right to advocacy and;
    • Nature and availability of research on CALD dementia issues.
  3. To identify, articulate and promote CALD approaches particularly in regards to:
    • Awareness and information about dementia
    • Promotion of access to quality dementia services
    • Service advocacy
    • Dementia and Carer Research
    • Data collection appropriate to CALD utilisation of dementia services.
  4. To advocate for systemic responses which embed considerations for CALD communities across the range of dementia planning, service development and service delivery.


Membership is filled with a view to providing a mix of backgrounds and interests in terms of cultural diversity, gender, skills, geographical location, profession and experience in peak or community organisations, as well as specialists in the area of clinical practice, research, and information and knowledge management.