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What Comes After #MyMum – Preventing Homelessness Amongst Australia's Older Women

Older women now represent the fastest growing cohort of Australia’s homeless. In the ACT between 2016-17, women accounted for more than half of the people accessing specialist homelessness and housing services. Compounding an already precarious situation, older women will often find themselves at the mercy of the private rental market.
2019

‘I really have thought this can’t go on’: loneliness looms for rising numbers of older private renters

Loneliness is increasingly recognised worldwide as a critical social issue and one of the major health hazards of our time. Our research shows older private renters are at high risk of loneliness and anxiety. This is a growing concern as more Australians are renting housing later in life.
2019

We’re delaying major life events, and our retirement income system hasn’t caught up

An article looking at the need to conduct an independent review of Australia’s retirement income system, in view of the fact that old age Australian renters have some of the worst relative poverty rates in the OECD.
2019

Road to poverty relief in Australia

This October 2019 edition of ResearchPress explores the complex dimensions of poverty, homelessness for veterans and older Australians, the importance of social inclusion, and mental health prevention for our young people. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found a sharp increase in the rate of over 55s receiving specialist homelessness services, especially for women.
2019

An effective homelessness services system for older Australians

This research is part of a wider AHURI Inquiry into an effective homelessness service system and this project is focussed on the following questions: • What is the appropriate balance between early intervention, prevention and crisis services for older homeless people, and between specialist and mainstream services, in order to provide the most efficient and effective response to this group’s need
2019

Elderly homeless in paradise, 52 per cent rise in older women accessing crisis services

The Gold Coast's St Vincent de Paul's Cornerstone Homelessness Prevention Service reported 27 per cent of referrals in June were people over 55, many were women over 60. The service is in the process of finalising plans for six units of accommodation in Arundel which will be specifically for this growing age group.
2019

Improving the outcomes for older women at risk of homelessness

Older single women are the fastest growing cohort of people experiencing homelessness in Australia. Why is this?
2019

Lack of homes suitable for older people fuels housing crisis

England’s small towns are set to swell with increasing numbers of elderly people as they reject city living amid a hidden housing crisis caused by a lack of appropriate homes for a rapidly ageing population. After years of housing policy focused on first-time buyers, the RIBA is now calling on ministers to make it mandatory for all new homes to be accessible for older and disabled people, for cou
2019

The Aging Homeless Population: Our Elders Are Our Responsibility

The percentage of older homeless adults in the US is growing at an alarming rate.
2019

Housing and Ageing – in the Scottish Parliament on 29th January 2019.

The final item of business today is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-15454, in the name of Graham Simpson, on “Housing through the lens of ageing", which builds on previous research and has the aim of constructively progressing the thinking, debate and practice of the role of housing in the quality of life of older people by analysing housing research data gathered via a national hous
2019

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