Thursday 5th June 2014.
The 'Surviving or Thriving?' Forum has been organised to provide information on the current state of older persons housing and the needs of older people who are at risk of homelessness. A number of worrying trends are developing that require urgent action by governments: Significant increases in older people just surviving in the private rental market; no new affordable housing supply after the completion of Nation Building funds; poor connections between older persons housing needs and aged care services in the home; and only 1% of homelessness service funds directed to the needs of a vulnerable ageing population.
The Forum Opening Address will be from The Hon. Wendy Lovell, Minister for Housing.
- Dr. Maree Petersen, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland who has recently launched the report "Older women's pathways out of homelessness in Australia".
- Dr. Wendy Stone, Director, AHURI Research Centre, Swinburne University of Technology
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