Raise the Roof Podcasts

HAAGs radio show Raise the Roof airs at 5:30pm every second Wednesday 3CR Community Radio 855AM. The show explores the latest in housing issues, older people and tenants rights.

All at sea - navigating the aged care system with Susan and Margaret

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Fiona & Pam chat to Susan and Margaret, two of our volunteers, about how they can help people to navigate the aged care system, including how to access home care and how to register on the My Aged Care portal. We also discuss other ways to get involved with HAAG including the working groups and General meetings, and the benefits of becoming a member.

Elder Abuse and Housing

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Shane and Fiona talk to Rebecca Edwards, principal lawyer at Seniors Rights Victoria about elder abuse, what to look out for and how older people can protect themselves. We also discuss how elder abuse can lead to housing insecurity.

Peer Pressure - HAAG's peer education program

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Shane & Fiona chat to Maryanne Wright, one of HAAG's peer educators, about our community education program run by women with a lived experience of being at risk of homelessness. Maryanne comments on the huge change having stable affordable housing makes for these women's health and wellbeing, and discusses the reality of living on newstart in your late 50's.

Fear of Committee-ment

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Shane and Pam chat with Fiona Waters, one of HAAG's retirement housing workers, about how to start a residents committee and how they can assist residents of retirment housing to assert their rights.

Navigating the system with Rebecca and Shane

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Radiothon Special

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
In a special Radiothon episode, Pam, Fiona and Shane share highlights from the last year of HAAG broadcasting. If you're seeing this before the end of June, it's not too late to make a donation to help keep HAAG and 3cr on the air.

Volunteer Week Special

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Without our volunteers and other members, HAAG would just be another bland community group. For volunteer week we hear from a number of volunteers about the work they do and their reasons for doing it. #wagesforvolunteers

Election Edition - National Seniors Housing network and policy discussion

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
On the eve of the Federal Election, Pam and Fiona chat with Leonie Bessant about the National Alliance for Seniors Housing and what they are hoping for from a Federal Government to address the housing affordability crisis. We also discuss the recent amendments in Victoria to the Residential Tenancies Act and what older renters should be aware of.

Large and in charge

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Pam and Fiona chat to Jeanette Large from Women's Property initiatve about their older women's housing pilot program, building housing for older women with a small amount of savings.

Winners are grinners

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Fiona and Pam interview the recipeints of the Molly Hadfield and Frances Penington Awards for outstanding volunteering by social housing tenants. We hear from Suzie Mcoll in Williamstown, Joan Mitchell and Andie Sweeney in Sheparton and Erika Lodge in Kensington.