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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 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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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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Elder Abuse and People From An Aboriginal Background

SA Health

Anecdotal evidence suggests abuse of older Aboriginal people is on the increase. Risk factors such as the rising prevalence of substance misuse across Aboriginal communities and poor social and emotional wellbeing have meant that the actions young Aboriginal people may often be the cause of harm, mistreatment and elder abuse.

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Elder Abuse: Everyone's Business

Australian Government Attorney-General's Department

"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. 

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Information for Aboriginal Elders

Advocare

This website article outlines the ways in which Advocare can support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders and their families in accessing sufficient aged care services.

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