Welcome to FIAAI
The Flinders Island Aboriginal Association Incorporated (FIAAI) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation established in 1971 by a group of local Aboriginal people and their partners. FIAAI is governed by an Aboriginal Board of Management elected by the community. The Board provides strategic direction to the organisation and delegates the day to day operations to the CEO.
FIAAI provides a range of services on Flinders Island including: Primary Health and Aged Care, Housing, Youth Services, a Statewide Tackling Smoking & Healthy Lifestyle Project and three business enterprises.
The Primary Health and Aged Care service employs a full time registered nurse, a number of health assistants/home carers and a range of visiting health professionals including a general practitioner, physiotherapist, dietician and diabetes educator. Services include the delivery of Aboriginal Flexible Aged Care packages, seniors exercise classes and craft activities, chronic disease early intervention and prevention activities, pharmacy services, development of care plans and a range of health promotion activities including weekly Mum’s and Bub’s program.
The aged care program is designed to support people to stay healthy and living in their own homes and provides in home assistance as well as Meals on Wheels.
The FIAAI Healthy Lifestyle project is based in Launceston and outreaches across Tasmania focusing on delivering health promotion messages around tobacco, nutrition and physical activity.
FIAAI supports enterprise development to improve employment opportunities on the Island and owns Thule Farm, Freckles Cafe and the local Bakery.