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Partnering for impact to reduce homelessness in Queensland

'Partnering for Impact' details the broad directions and initial actions to generate innovation and revitalisation in the Queensland Government's response to homelessness. The first step will implement 5-year service agreements for existing services.
2017

Pop-up shelter for older women under housing stress to open in Melbourne

Women over 55 currently sleeping rough or in severe housing stress will be able to seek shelter in new pop-up accommodation in Melbourne’s City of Port Phillip. A 55-room aged care facility known as Claremont Home, operated by CaSPA Care, is currently vacant awaiting master planning for redevelopment.
2017

Literature Review: Older women and housing in the ACT

Single older women comprise a rapidly growing cohort facing housing insecurity and the risk of homelessness.
2017

Ageing without a home

Single women aged 55+ make up about 70% of the homeless population of Australia.
2017
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Elderly women living alone in Spain: the importance of having children

This paper analyses the extent to which completed fertility, and in particular childlessness, is a valid predictor of living alone at advanced ages, an increasingly important residential option in advanced societies with crucial implications for social policy design and the organization of welfare services. The most relevant aspect of the data presented here is that everywhere levels of non-famil
2017

Not just personal choice: older women and homelessness

No single factor, not one personal decision and not one government policy setting has created the homelessness of any one woman. Years of systemic inaction and poor policy has resulted in more women over 55 now facing homelessness.
2017

Living Alone among Older Persons in Uganda: Prevalence and Associated Factors

This study aimed at investigating the prevalence and factors associated with living alone among older persons in Uganda. Worldwide, the proportion of older persons (aged 60 years and above) stands at 11% and it’s anticipated to double by 2050. In sub-Saharan Africa, older persons comprise 5% of the population.
2017

Older homeless women’s identity negotiation: agency, resistance, and the construction of a valued self

Although men still outnumber women among the US adult homeless population, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women, including older women, seeking shelter each night. The concept of ‘home’ is widely associated with women and serves as a source of identity and social order. Thus, homeless older women represent an intersection of stigma.
2017

Housing stress 'dire' as elderly Canberra women resort to sleeping in cars

Women more than 80 years old are turning to Canberra's homeless services for shelter, forced out of housing by the ACT's rental market, low savings and family violence. Homelessness services are reporting a rise in clients who are elderly women, some resorting to sleeping in cars and couch surfing for shelter before seeking help.
2017

How a Group of Female Seniors Decided to Forgo a Retirement Home for a Co-Living Space

An article about the Toronto project of senior co-housing for older women based on the French La Maison des babayagas, or The Babayagas' House.
2017

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