Pre-Budget Submission NSW – 2022-23

Based on widespread consultation with older people and the community sector in New South Wales, the Ageing on the Edge Forum has developed policy recommendations that are critical to addressing the needs of older people facing housing stress and homelessness.

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We call on the NSW government to

  • fund a specialist older person's housing information and support service that comprises both an early intervention and crisis response, similar to the HAAG 'Home at Last' model in Victoria.
  • Lower the priority age for social housing eligibility from 80 years as a matter of urgency.
  • Build 5,000 social and affordable homes per year for 10 years, 20% of which should be dedicated to older people.

This submission is endorsed by:

  • Country Women’s Association of NSW
  • Bridge Housing
  • Age Matters
  • Benevolent Society
  • Council on the Ageing NSW
  • Mission Australia
  • Women's Housing Company
  • Housing for the Aged Action Group
  • Uniting
  • Older Women's Network NSW
  • Mercy Foundation
  • Women's Electoral Lobby

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