Lungurra ngoora services
Lungurra ngoora services, formerly the Looma aged and disabilty project, is based on research undertaken by the University of Western Australia (UWA) that examined the gaps in aged and disability services for Indigenous people in remote Western Australia (WA). Lungurra ngoora services provides culturally secure aged and disability services including:
- home services (including assistance with home maintenance, shopping, and social support)
- respite care and activities (including fishing and art activities)
- essential support (including meals and transport)
- health assistance
- education for communities, carers and people in need.
Lungurra ngoora services is able to provide more effective and equitable remote service delivery to: the frail aged; people of all ages with disabilities and mental illness; and their caregivers, who are living in remote Aboriginal communities in WA. Lungurra ngoora services is supported by the Looma Community and provides services that are based on extensive research of community needs. The project is flexible enough to withstand the challenges often faced in remote communities.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing
Level 6 Ainslie House
48 Murray Street
Perth WA 6000
Western Australia Centre for Health and Ageing (M573)
University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Ph: (08) 9224 2750
Fax: (08) 9224 8009
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Carrol E, Smith K, Flicker L, LoGiudice D, Shadforth G, Ralph N, Lindeman M, Almeida O, Atkinson D, Shaper F, Lautenschlager N (2010)
Indigenous services study: Lungurra Ngoora Community Care final report.
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Lungurra Ngoora Community Care Service evaluation report.
Perth: Yarmintali Consultancy