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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders

Resources specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers

Carers Australia

This article states that 12.4% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population are carers, compared to 10.5% of the non-indigenous population.

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Aboriginal Carers

Carers NSW

There are over 14,000 Aboriginal carers providing unpaid assistance and support to family members and friends in NSW. Culturally specific services and support for Aboriginal carers are available from Carers NSW and other service providers.

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Aboriginal People and Intergenerational Trauma

Seniors Rights Service

In this video, Barbara O'Neill discusses how the cycle of cradle-to-grave institutionalisation amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Indigenous people leads to a vulnerability to elder abuse. Ms O'Neill argues that elder abuse strategies must involve Indigenous communities and take their particular needs into account. 

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Actions to Support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse and Intersex Elders

Australian Government Department of Health

This plan aims to assist providers in identifying actions they could take to deliver more inclusive and culturally appropriate services for consumers. It acknowledges that there is no 'one-size-fits-all’ approach to diversity, and that each provider will be starting from a different place and operating in a different context.

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Actions to Support Older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Australian Government Department of Health

Actions to support older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people addresses the challenges experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in accessing the aged care system, and having the full diversity of their needs met, wherever they live. This plan aims to assist providers in identifying actions they could take to deliver more inclusive and culturally appropriate services for consumers.

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ADA Australia YouTube Channel

ADA Australia

ADA Australia's comprehensive videos detail the experiences of elderly Australians from a variety of backgrounds such as multicultural people (CALD), LGBTQIA+ people, disabled and Aboriginal and Torres Strait people. They highlight common struggles and resolutions in regards to receiving aged care.

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Advocacy for Aboriginal Elders

ARAS

Aboriginal Advocacy Program staff can assist and work with older people/ Elders (family and/ or legal representatives) to provide information about rights, entitlements and responsibilities accessing aged care services, including mainstream services and or Aboriginal-specific services. 

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Aged Care Services Katherine Region

Carers NT

A poster from Carers Northern Territory offers flexible respite camps for carers of older people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, in the Katherine region.

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Aged Care Services NT

Carers NT

This tool describes respite care available for carers of older people in the Northern Territory. Includes access to programs catered specifically to connecting older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Indigenous people with their community and flexible respite options for overnight care. 

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Barriers for Aboriginal People

Seniors Rights Service

In this video, Jody Broun explains how racism and the context of colonial history puts up barriers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people accessing services, reporting abuse and makes them more vulnerable. Ms Broun outlines the various Red Cross programs available to help with social isolation and could assist in detecting elder abuse. 

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