The older I get the scarier it becomes - Send your message to the Ministers
The Ageing on the Edge forum at the National Housing Conference in Sydney heard from people having experienced housing stress and homelessness, as well as academics representatives of groups from across the Housing, Homelessness and Community sectors.
Everyone's message was clear - political will is needed to reverse the 50% increase in the number of older people at risk of homelessness in NSW in the last five years.
We need funding for a service to provide specialised support – including information, advice, referrals and case management – to older people at risk of homelessness. We need to be creating better links between the housing and aged care sectors. And fundamentally, we need to increase the stock of social housing, particularly social housing for older people.
We need the ministers to act.
Use the form below to send your message to the Hon. Pru Goward, Minister for Social Housing, as well as the Hon. Tanya Davies, Minister for Ageing to urge them to respond today.