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Characteristics p12

Socio or economic disadvantage

People experiencing socio or economic disadvantage

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2018) Socio-economic advantage and disadvantage.  Available here.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (2022c)  Health across socioeconomic groups. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/health-across-socioeconomic-groups

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)  Social determinants. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports-data/behaviours-risk-factors/social-determinants/about

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (2021) Australian Burden of Disease StudyImpact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2018.  Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/burden-of-disease/abds-impact-and-causes-of-illness-and-death-in-aus/data

World Health Organisation (WHO) Social determinants of health. Available from: https://www.who.int/health-topics/social-determinants-of-health#tab=tab_1

Mission Australia (2020) Inequality in Australia 2020.  Available from: https://www.missionaustralia.com.au/publications/research/poverty-and-inequality


Services and support available for people experiencing socio or economic disadvantage

My Aged Care. Support for financially disadvantaged people.  Available from: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/support-financially-disadvantaged-people

My Aged Care. Financial hardship assistance.  Available from: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/financial-hardship-assistance

Services Australia. Ageing. Available from: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/ageing

Brotherhood of St Laurence. Aged Care Services.  Available from: https://www.bsl.org.au/services/aged-care/

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) provide specialist financial advocacy (via their member organisations) to support older people make informed decisions about aged care financing arrangements.  Further information is available from: https://wordpress-1119599-3926251.cloudwaysapps.com/support/support-for-older-people