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.
ADA Australia YouTube Channel
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.
Barriers for Aboriginal People
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.
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.
No More Humbug: Reducing Aboriginal Financial Elder Abuse in the Kimberley
Kimberley Community Legal Services (KCLS), in partnership with local Aboriginal research consultancy Kimberley Jiyigas, today released “No More Humbug”, the first-ever detailed study of financial elder abuse specifically in remote towns and Aboriginal communities. The report is available in English and Kriol.
Rights for Elders
Seniors Rights Service provides legal, aged-care and information services designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in this informative brochure.
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.