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Financial abuse of older people by family members: Views and experiences of older Australians and their family members

Research indicates that the most commonly reported form of abuse of older people in Australia is financial abuse and the majority of perpetrators are family members. The number of people aged 65 years and over in Australia is growing rapidly and the challenges of aging often require support and assistance from family members, so it is important to develop strategies to prevent this form of abuse.
2013
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Models of special accommodation for older people across Europe

The purpose of the Report is the provision of an Information Record of models of specialist accommodation and care for older people, and related standards, in use across the countries of the European Union, the acceding and candidate countries, and the EFTA countries: Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein (in total 38 countries).
2013

Homelessness and identity: a critical review of the literature and theory

Within the news media and literature, alike, people experiencing homelessness are often categorised into various stereotypes revolving around their lack of abode. In such a practice a ‘homeless identity’ becomes the defining feature of a person’s character.
2013

Senior cohousing communities - an alternative approach for the UK?

Cohousing is a way of living both ‘apart and together’ with a collaborative group of neighbours who know each other and sign up to certain values. They work to develop the social capital that creates and maintains a sense of community. Senior cohousing needs policy makers to recognise the benefits for older people of living in this way and to work to remove the obstacles that impede them.
2013

Elderly Homeless Veterans in Los Angeles: Chronicity and Precipitants of Homelessness

Comparing the characteristics of chronically homeless and acutely homeless elderly veterans to better understand precipitants of homelessness.
2013

The cost of homelessness and the net benefit of homelessness programs: a national study

Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) aim to assist people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to access and maintain stable and secure accommodation. Integral in achieving these outcomes, they aim also to assist clients to become self- reliant and independent, improve health and well-being outcomes and to re-establish positive social connections and employment participation.
2013

Municipal Project for Intergenerational Housing and Community Services in Alicante

Initiated in 2003 by the Municipal Housing Board of Alicante, the Municipal Project for Intergenerational Housing and Community Services works to address the specific housing needs of low-income older persons and young people through the provision of 244 affordable, intergenerational housing units in central urban areas. The Spanish project not only provides decent, accessible housing but also wo
2013

Housing equity withdrawal: uses, risks, and barriers to alternative mechanisms in later life

This project uncovers the uses, risks of and barriers to housing equity withdrawal (HEW) by older home owners aged 45 years and over via three alternative mechanisms: in situ mortgage equity withdrawal (MEW), downsizing and selling up.
2013

Best practices in self-administration of communal senior housing

The aim of this report is to present information about forms of housing relevant to older people with various degrees of care needs. Best practice in Italy, Poland, the UK and Sweden is examined. The various best practice examples presented are evidence of empowerment, autonomy and mutual support.
2013

The experience of marginal rental housing in Australia

This is the Final Report of a research project on contemporary marginal rental housing in Australia.
2013
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