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Students in Milan are moving in with the elderly to fight loneliness and save money

Milan seeks to match young people looking for affordable accommodation with seniors in need of company. It fosters solidarity by bringing two generations together. The “Take Home a Student” project was conceived by MeglioMilano, or “Better Milan”, a non-profit organization, and has created more than 600 pairs since it began in 2004.
2018

Position Paper. Older women who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Melbourne

The recommendations in this Position Paper have been developed based on the evidence summarised in the Background Paper- Older women experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. This Position Paper is aimed at Federal, State and Territory Australian governments.
2018
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The meaning of home for ageing women living alone: An evolutionary concept analysis

The concept of home to women ageing should be visited in the light of ongoing cultural, political, temporal and disciplinary evolutions. In part, to complement policies increasing focus on supporting older adults to age in place and a growing attention on the home as a place where healthcare is designed and provided.
2018

The Homelessness Monitor: England 2018

The homelessness monitor is a longitudinal study providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England. It considers both the consequences of the post-2007 economic and housing market recession, and the subsequent recovery, and also the impact of policy changes.
2018

Healthy settings for older people are healthy settings for all: the experience of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

This report shows how age-friendly environments have been created at the subnational level in Italy, using examples primarily from the Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
2018

Well-being and age in co-housing life: Thinking with and beyond design

Co-housing communities, which are designed to encourage interaction in everyday life and informal mutual support, are often seen as a lifestyle that can improve residents’ health and well-being. This viewpoint considers how spatial design, resident control and home technologies matter to ‘successful ageing’ in the increasingly popular co-housing communities- both intergenerational and senior.
2018

Older women who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness

The aim of this Background Paper is to provide an introduction to the diverse experiences and needs of older women who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. The intended audience is policy makers and people working with older Australians, including personal care workers in facilities and people’s homes, aged care leaders, health and allied health professionals, and researchers.
2018
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Ageing in the margins: expectations of and struggles for ‘a good place to grow old’ among low-income older Minnesotans

What constitutes a ‘good place to grow old’? This US study aimed to characterize salient features of built and social environments that are essential to support low-income ageing residents.
2018

Is co-living a housing solution for vulnerable older people?

The initial phase for this project is a desk-based review of existing evidence about the benefits and risks of older peoples’ co-living. The review will also consider the institutional frameworks that impact upon older peoples’ co-living, focusing on an analysis of the legal and financial frameworks that apply to such households in relation to inheritance, provision of formal care at home, benefi
2018

Rental stress: Shock as Hobart becomes Australia's least affordable city

Hobart has leapfrogged Sydney to become Australia’s least affordable city according to new figures, as city renters continue to struggle. The latest Rental Affordability Index (RAI) shows that Hobart has overtaken Sydney to become the least affordable capital city, followed by Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth.
2018
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