South Australia

South Australia praised for supporting the homeless during coronavirus pandemic but long-term solution needed

Nearly 400 people — including rough sleepers — have been housed in hotels and motels across Adelaide since the Covid19 pandemic began.

Housing for Life: Designed for Living

This Australian report seeks to share the learnings of the Innovation in Social Housing 90 day Project, undertaken in 2017, by the Office for Ageing.

Women are the hidden victims of homelessness — but it isn't just a case of sleeping rough

In Australia, older women are the fastest growing group of people experiencing homelessness. Sleeping in cars or couch surfing are among common options for women. This article looks at the issues surrounding older women and homelessness, positing that a lack of money in superannuation is contributing to the problem

Public housing apartments for older South Australians

New apartments that will allow older residents to age in place in their own home are under construction in a $19 million project that is the first of its kind for public housing in South Australia. Under the project, 59 apartments will be constructed in three apartment buildings located in South Plympton, Prospect and Blair Athol.

Could share housing be the answer for people as they age?

New housing forms are desperately needed to allow people to remain in their neighbourhoods as they age, by adapting their homes and embracing a new form of shared living. A project in South Australia, with the Unley, Burnside, Prospect and Walkerville councils, has been funded to design a multi-generational housing concept in the established suburbs.

Housing Locally: A report on the Local Government and Housing Linkage Project national survey

This report presents the outcomes of an online survey of local governments across Australia into their attitudes, programs, policies and actions with respect to housing. The survey was undertaken as part of a three-year Australian Research Council Linkage project, in which a number of local governments and their representatives are active participants.

Ticking Time Bomb Of Housing For Older People Needs Addressing In State Budget

COTA SA, the peak advocacy body for older people in South Australia, is urging the Liberal Government to make a commitment to address escalating housing stress and homelessness among older South Australians in its 2018/19 State Budget. The housing ‘ticking time bomb' is one of a number of issues identified that COTA SA has included recommendations for in its 2018 State Budget Submission, del

Older single SA women facing homelessness and housing stress

Single women aged over 60 are becoming increasingly vulnerable to housing stress and insecurity and while the factors leading to homelessness are often complex, consistent trends have been emerging with this group in our community.

90 Day Design Innovation in Social Housing Project – Case Study

Housing that supports health, wellbeing and independence for older people is an important aspect of developing South Australia’s capacity as an age friendly state. Between December 2016 and March 2017, Office for the Ageing (OFTA) undertook a 90 Day Design Innovation in Social Housing Project to discover how housing and precinct design can respond to the needs of older Housing SA tenants as they

Finding a Suitable Home for Older People at Risk of Homelessness in South Australia

An emerging group of older South Australians on low incomes, the majority women, are living in insecure private rental housing paying unaffordable rents and just surviving on a pension.Many have lived conven onal working lives but find themselves in later life without housing security or affordability because they have not a ained home ownership or been eligible for public housing.Entering re reme
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