Older Women

Things to consider when working with older women who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness

This document outlines issues for practitioners and service providers to consider when working with older women who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. The target audience is primarily practitioners and service providers who are not experienced and/or specialised in providing services to older women experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.
2018
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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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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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Roadmap provides solutions for older women's homelessness

More can be done to ensure the aged care system meets its responsibility for older women experiencing or at risk of homelessness, according to new research backed by providers in the housing, homelessness and aged care sectors. The research highlights the rapid increase in older women experiencing and at risk of homelessness and found that the implementation of aged care service information, asse
2018

Older women at risk of homelessness a worry

The rate of homelessness among older women in the NT is 19 times higher than the national rate and while the NT saw a decline in homelessness generally between 2011 and 2016, the number of older women experiencing homelessness remains stable.
2018

Australian First Nation Older Women High Risk of Homelessness

There is a limited access to physically, culturally and spiritually sensitive support services and housing options for First Nations Australians. The ongoing social and economic exclusion of female Elders and future female Elders will contribute to compounded historical and personal traumas, and do nothing to decolonise Australia and Australian support services.
2018

Older women, migrants swell the number of Australia's homeless

The number of people who are homeless in Australia has soared by almost 15 per cent, with newly released Census data showing people living in “severely” overcrowded dwellings are the greatest contributors to this increase. More than 116,400 Australians were homeless on Census night in 2016 – compared to 102,400 in 2011, new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals.
2018

Presentations from The National Homelessness Conference, Melbourne 2018

The 2018 National Homelessness Conference, presenting the theme ‘Ending homelessness together’, delivered a wealth of evidence and information on ways to understand, reduce and alleviate homelessness. Over 800 delegates and more than 80 speakers participated across two very full days, exploring the underlying drivers of homelessness and the differing strategies on how best to overcome it.
2018

The rising population of older, homeless women

Older women are often the forgotten face of homelessness. Stereotypes dominate the average view of what a homeless person looks like, but at a time when the number of older women couch-surfing has doubled in just four years, times are changing. In Australia in 2016, 1618 women over the age of 50 who presented at homelessness services were couch-surfing – an 83 per cent increase over four years.
2018

The disturbing truth you need to know about women's homelessness

Christine is a recently retired and now homeless mature age woman who has, like so many other retired professional women, little to no prospect of obtaining public or community housing, or being able to afford market price rentals. She is the convenor of the Housing Alternatives self-help action group on Facebook and the creator of the Housing Alternatives web site,
2018
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