Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged.

12.4% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population are carers, compared to 10.5% of the non-Indigenous Australian population.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers living in regional, rural, and remote areas often experience:

  • language and cultural barriers.
  • geographic barriers in accessing health and welfare services.
  • and may face barriers to health literacy;

The environmental, social and economic impacts of living in these areas can often affect caring.

AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS HEALTH INFO NET

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is helping to close the gap by providing an evidence base to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

For more information, including Crisis Support, Programs, Events and Courses, click the link below:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet