- Extended family and kinship networks may support the care in Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
- If you are an Aboriginal carer, a carer who does not speak English as your first language, or come from a different cultural background, it might mean you face different or greater challenges as part of your care role.
- For example, communication barriers can make it hard for some carers to find the information and services available to them, especially if they do not see themselves as a carer.
- The Care Aware website provides information and resources in 15 community languages and in a culturally appropriate way for Aboriginal carers.Carers Victoria can organise an interpreter when you call its advisory line.
- Some Carers Victoria brochures and fact sheets are also available in languages other than English.Culturally appropriate respite services are available to Aboriginal people through Aboriginal community-controlled organisations.
Carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
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