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Table 3 Recommendations to improve access according to dimensions of access framework

From: ‘Doing the hard yards’: carer and provider focus group perspectives of accessing Aboriginal childhood disability services

Availability Geographically accessible and acceptable waiting times; the need for Aboriginal Health Workers in navigating the system
Affordability Consideration of additional out of pocket expenses associated with caregiving, medical and educational services
Accessibility Geographically accessible, simplification of cross-sector communication in health as well as social services, child care for siblings, transport support
Accommodation Need for receptive, flexible and responsive assistance that meets the needs of the whole family and proximity to support
Acceptability Culturally appropriate services that recognise the importance of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Sector and recognise a reconciliation agenda