Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers
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.
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.
Aboriginal People and Intergenerational Trauma
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.
Elder Abuse: Everyone's Business
"Elder Abuse: Everyone's Business" animated video, was developed by the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department and provides information about elder abuse, its different forms and where people can go to access help or further information on how to prevent elder abuse.
Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers
Unpaid family carers come from all walks of life and help the people they care for in many different ways. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are more likely to care for another person with a disability, long-term illness or ageing related problem than non-Indigenous Australians.