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This report documents a collaborative project which sought to interrogate the experience of older women and the re ection of that experience in policy. The project sought an inclusive homelessness defnition, and to build a more robust knowledge base through which to inform policy and service delivery to this group.
The catalyst for this literature review, which is a joint initiative of the City of Booroondara and the Salvation Army EastCare, was the lack of service options, coupled with the increasing demand for services to provide appropriate housing and support for older women, including women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.Unfortunately, the plight of older women confronting
Homelessness is caused by a wide range of social and economic issues such as: poverty, unemployment, violence, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health issues, poor education, and a lack of connection to family, friends and the broader community. To prevent and reduce homelessness those broader social and economic issues must be addressed.
The dissolution of partnerships and re-partnering involve serious risks for women and their children, according to this paper.
> Abstract_ There has been a relative paucity of European research on women’s homelessness since the European Observatory on Homelessness promoted the first overall study on the subject in 2001.
In 2006 almost two million adults were living alone in Australia.
This exploratory study examines older women’s perceptions of living alone. In recent decades, there has been a significant increase in the number of people who live alone, particularly older adults.
In early 2006 WISHIN (Women’s Information Support and Housing in the North) was approached by North East Housing Service (NEHS) who were concerned about the number of single women over 35, without dependents who were ringing their service for assistance and whom they were unable to assist.
This UK fact sheet considers how local authorities can work with public and private sector partners to develop a cohousing approach towards the outcomes sought from the government’s national strategy on housing for an ageing society.
As the first generation that experienced high rates of divorce reaches retirement age, the number of older Australians who have experienced divorce at some point in their lives will increase dramatically in coming decades.