This panel on May 13th ahead of the Australian Federal Election brought together independent candidates Zali Steggall, Jo Dyer, Hanabeth Luke, Liz Habermann, Jane Caro, Fenella Edwards and Nicolette Boele to put forward their positions in relation to ending homelessness of older women.

There are 405,000 older women at risk of homelessness in Australia. These are stories of four of them. Vanessa, Jo, Robyn and Lynette tell their stories in this powerful video.

This is the full recording of the At Risk Forum on Older Women and Homelessness held on September 17th. The playlist includes the full introduction and political panel, breakout sessions on Family Violence, Local-Scale Solutions, Influencing for Change, as well as the conclusion of the forum. Skip through to find the breakout sessions of interest to you.

Can you identify an older person experiencing or at risk of homelessness, or know what aged care services are available to them?

In OPAN's live webinar on March 30 2021 we discussed how aged care workers can support older people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. HAAG joined this panel of experts explored how to identify homelessness among older people, an overview of existing support services, service access barriers and solutions and supporting homeless or at-risk individuals to access services.

Training video for service providers about Housing for the Aged Action Groups services - includes recent data on the prevalence of homelessness for older people, what to look out for and when to refer to our Home at Last service.

Early intervention to prevent homelessness for older people from Housing Aged on Vimeo.

Fiona York, Executive Officer of Housing the for the Aged Action Group, gives evidence to The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety about the obstacles facing older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to accessing Aged Care.

Member and former HAAG client Jenny talked to ABC News about her experience becoming homeless and sleeping in her car.

The video includes recent data on the prevalence of homelessness for older people, what to look out for and when to refer to our Assistance with Care and Housing program.  

If an assessor sees an older person who is living in private rental, they are likely to be at risk. Being single and female increases their risk. By linking them with a support service like the ACH program we can prevent people from falling into a housing crisis.

These films have been developed in collaboration with community members in response to an increasing awareness of housing issues for older migrant and refugee communities. These films are fictional, but are based on common experiences that lead older people from culturally diverse communities to contact HAAG and Home at Last. The aim of the films is to increase awareness of the different pathways that can lead to housing issues, to increase awareness of Home at Last, and improve the ability of older people from culturally diverse backgrounds to navigate the housing/homelessness system.