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.

Silenced and Invisible: Heatwaves and housing justice

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Shane and Fiona interview Margareta Windisch about her research into heatwaves and older people, and how good quality housing can play an important part in protecting people against the increasing heatwaves we are facing.  Heatwaves are silent killers, and they kill the silent.  Hear about how heatwaves are a political issue.

Commission, Review, Inquire

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
This month, HAAG has been busy as state and federal governments investigate issues that effect older people's housing. Shane talks about the state government's reviews of the Retirement Villages Act and the Residential Tenancies Regulations, before Fiona and Leonie continue discussion of the Aged Care Royal Commission and homelessness as an aged care issue. 

Climate Change: A Housing Issue

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
After HAAG members and workers joined the climate strike on September 20, I wanted to find out more about the connections between climate change and older people's housing. In this episode I talk to Emma from the Brotherhood of St Laurence about their Equity and Climate Change project, and what climate justice and housing justice have in common. If you'd like to learn more about climate change, during this episode we also discuss COTA Vic's Green Sages, "older Victorians who are helping to lead change, taking action together to improve environmental sustainability and address the impacts of climate change". As always, you can call HAAG on 1300 765 178 or 9654 7389 if you'd like to talk about anything we brought up on the show. 

Cohousing & Aged Care

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The second part of our discussion on cohousing. Fiona and Leonie from HAAG talk to Myfan Jordan from Per Capita about her new research with a focus on older women's housing and aged care. You can read more about her research here.  Fiona also discusses her experiences explaining the connections and disconnections between homelessness and aged care at the Royal Commission last week. 

Cohousing for the Aged?

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Fiona and Leonie from HAAG talk to Myfan Jordan from Per Capita about her new research on cohousing and aged care in the first of a two-part interview exploring older women's housing issues. You can read more about her research here. 

Remembering those without a home

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Fiona and Pam from HAAG chat to Maurya from Voices of the South Side about the Homeless Memorial in St Kilda and the event held annually in July to remember homeless people who have passed away. 

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.