Ticking Time Bomb Of Housing For Older People Needs Addressing In State Budget

COTA SA, the peak advocacy body for older people in South Australia, is urging the Liberal Government to make a commitment to address escalating housing stress and homelessness among older South Australians in its 2018/19 State Budget. The housing ‘ticking time bomb' is one of a number of issues identified that COTA SA has included recommendations for in its 2018 State Budget Submission, delivered to the Premier and Ministers last week. The organisation is calling on the Government to: - Include disadvantaged older South Australians in the state's Housing Strategy, and to set targets to meet the needs of older people living in housing stress - Fund a service that assists vulnerable older people to secure ongoing and appropriate accommodation - Explore innovative housing models for disadvantaged older people (such as shared equity schemes, co-housing and intergenerational models).