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Useful Links for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

There are a variety of services and resources specifically tailored to assist the elderly or disabled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

 

Information

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet - for disability

This is an online resource with information, advice and details of support programs available in relation to all aspects of indigenous health.

Available on the website is a list of support programs available for disabled indigenous Australians. The list is organised so the state in which the program is run and whether or not the program is only for indigenous Australians or for the mainstream as well is clear. Also available are details of government policy changes in relation to disabled indigenous health. From these pages, you can access information on resources, publications and organisations. 

You can find information at the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet webpage for support programs. 

 

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet - for the elderly 

This is an online resource with information, advice and details of support programs available in relation to all aspects of indigenous health. Available on the website is a list of support programs available for elderly indigenous Australians. The list is organised so the state in which the program is run and whether or not the program is only for indigenous Australians or for the mainstream as well is clear. Also available are details of government policy changes in relation to elderly indigenous health. From these pages, you can access information on resources, publications and organisations.  

You can find information at the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet webpage for support programs. 

 

This webpage details Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet  public policies.

 

For Carers

Carers Northern Territory

Carers Northern Territory is the Northern Territory state body for Carers Australia. Through Carers Northern Territory, you can access Carers Respite service. They work to identify all Carers working in remote areas so that they may be provided with support and assistance. Respite programs are regularly run in these communities; Nguiu /Bathurst Island, Jabiru/Kakadu, Milikapiti/Melville Island, Beswick/Katherine, Wadeye Port Keats, Nganmarrianga, Palumpa and Belyuen Mandorah. The Troopy Program is a mobile respite service that also acts as an advocacy group for awareness and rights.  

Carers Northern Territory can be telephoned on (08) 8944 4888 or on the national toll-free hotline 1800 242 636. Their mailing address is;

GPO Box 1861
Darwin  NT  0801

They can be contacted via email at; carersnt@carersnt.asn.au

 

Aged Care Facilities

Council of Aboriginal Elders of SA

This group provides a webpage detailing information on aged care facilities for elderly indigenous Australians in South Australia. It also provides a review of aged care services for indigenous Australians in South Australia and information on regional forums addressing aged care. Their directory of aged care services is available in pdf form to be downloaded and saved for review at a later date when not online. 

They can be contacted via telephone on (08) 8367 0783, via email at jhaynes@caesa.org (Janine Haynes) or via mail at;

Council of Aboriginal Elders of South Australia Inc.
P.O. Box 635
North Adelaide 5006

 

 

Require assistance?

If you require advice or assistance in choosing relevant AT products for your needs, please call our national ILC Infoline 1300 885 886. You will be connected to your local state/territory ILC for the cost of a local phone call.

** NT callers are automatically directed to ILC in South Australia.