5 Jun 2014

Thursday 5th June 2014.

The 'Surviving or Thriving?' Forum was 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.

 For further reading and presentations made at the 'Surviving or Thriving' Forum, click on the header above.


8 Apr 2014

Program on Radio National

'Older women emerge as new face of homelessness'

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13 Mar 2014

General Meeting Thursday March 13th 2014.

Click on the image to read the recommendations from the meeting.

18 Apr 2013

Home at Last - The importance of home and community for older people

The Home at Last Forum held on Thursday 18th April 2013 provided information to the community and housing, aged care and community agencies about the issues facing older people at risk of homelessness. The forum presented the latest research and discussed progress of the Home at Last ‐ Older Persons Housing Information & Support Service, a Homelessness Innovations Action Project funded by the Victorian Government. The forum also heard directly from a panel of older people and viewed a short film on how a secure and affordable home had created individual health and well-being whilst building a strong community for these residents.


12 Jul 2012

Securing Our Future: Retirement in Residential Parks in Victoria

On Thursday 12 July 2012 Housing for the Aged Action Group with sponsorship by Mornington Peninsula Shire, held a forum titled – "Securing Our Future: Retirement in Residential Parks in Victoria". The themes for the day were of  two key concerns voiced by residents and site tenants noted through our extensive work within this area of housing: security of tenure and resident/management relations.

30 Jun 2011

Ageing on the Edge

A short film about the stories of older renters in Melbourne who achieved affordable and sustainable housing outcomes through the Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged (ACHA) program.

30 May 2011

Three older tenants discuss the impact of insecure housing on their lives

These interviews about insecure housing were filmed in September 2009