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 calls on all parties in the upcoming NSW State Election to urgently introduce three key initiatives that will make a real difference to the lives of thousands of older people suffering significant rental hardship across the state of New South Wales

The Ageing on the Edge NSW Forum has developed from the Ageing on the Edge Older Persons Homelessness Prevention Project Reference Group. The Forum was convened in May 2018 to seek implementation of the key recommendations in the report, determine other key housing issues that need to be addressed for older people in NSW and work collaboratively towards achieving the Forum’s aims.

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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