Ageing in Australia
Anglicare Southern Queensland aims to support multicultural and linguistically diverse people that are ageing in Australia. Many overseas-born Australians face substantial barriers in accessing and engaging with aged care services that are available to them including support in the home.
We have produced an Inclusive Engagement Toolkit to support the inclusion and engagement of marginalised groups, audio information about accessing aged care services in Australia and Pocket guides as a starting point to help understand and access services and programs.
The Pocket Guides and Audio Information are available in several languages to help some of our emerging communities understand and access these services. For more information on any support services, please call 1300 610 610.
Our Multicultural Team are working towards increasing awareness around navigating the aged care system and funding available to support our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) groups. The team also provides capacity-building initiatives and networking opportunities to improve partnerships between aged care service providers, advocates, and CALD communities.
The older we get, the harder it can be for us to do the things that used to be easy for us. Tasks like housework, gardening, and shopping can become more difficult. There are tools such as walking sticks that can be used to remain mobile.
Fortunately, there are programs that you can use to support yourself ageing in Australia. These programs are run and often subsidised by the Australian government. Depending on your situation and income, you may need to make a contribution to the pay for the care required.
These Pocket Guides translated into the local language of many countries around the world are a helpful getting started point for understanding and accessing services and programs.
Anglicare Southern Queensland worked with community groups to translate relevant information about accessing aged care services in Australia. The information is available in a number of languages to help some emerging communities understand and access these services. The following aged care information has been translated.