The project completed the first stage of its work in New South Wales with the launch in November 2017 at the National Housing Conference of the report called The Older I Get the Scarier It Becomes – Older People at Risk of Homelessness in NSW where we found the most severe housing problems so far faced by older renters in Australia. The work in NSW was co-ordinated by a Reference Committee auspiced by the NSW Federation of Housing Associations and Homelessness NSW (now CHIA NSW) with a wider membership of a number of key agencies who have provided advice on our activities in NSW.

During 2018 the Reference Group has developed into the Ageing on the Edge NSW Forum that is now campaigning to see the implementation of the key recommendations in the report and widening its scope to include action around many of the key priorities of the member agencies.

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The Ageing on the Edge NSW Forum is a coali on of organisations working together towards housing justice for older people on low incomes.

Based on widespread consulta on with older people and the community sector in NSW, the Forum has adopted and promotes policy recommendations that are critical to addressing the needs of older people facing housing stress and homelessness.

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The fourth issue of NASH news puts the spotlight on New South Wales, the 'Public Housing Renewal Program', along with a detailed policy statement.
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Ageing on the Edge is a project of Housing for the Aged Action Group, University of Adelaide and the Wicking Trust