The Federal Government is calling for tenders to develop new training resources that will help provide better home and community care for frail and older indigenous Australians.

The resources will be aimed at enabling community care workers in the Northern Territory to help older indigenous Australians remain independent in their own homes.

“This is a practical and common sense plan,” said the Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot.

“It is about training and providing better resources for indigenous care workers who specialise in indigenous care so they have long-term employment prospects,” Minister for Ageing, Mrs Justine Elliot said.

“Indigenous Australians have particular aged care needs. It has been found that their overwhelming preference is to remain in their communities – especially remote ones – rather than enter a nursing home.”

The new plan is part of the Australian Government’s Northern Territory Emergency Response and will be delivered by the Department of Health and Ageing.

Up to $400,000 will be provided to develop the resources.

The Government is seeking tenders from organisations with suitable experience and will place advertisements in major newspapers this weekend.

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