Policy

Service provision for older homeless people with memory problems: a mixed-methods study

Objectives and study design: This 24-month UK study was designed to (1) determine the prevalence of memory problems among hostel-dwelling homeless older people and the extent to which staff are aware of these problems; (2) identify help and support received, current care and support pathways; (3) explore quality of life among older homeless people with memory problems; (4) investigate service
2019

Mortgage stress and precarious home ownership: implications for older Australians

This research investigated the growing numbers of middle aged and older Australians who are carrying mortgage debt into retirement and paying off higher levels of debt relative to house values and income. Between 1987 and 2015, mortgage debt among older mortgagors increased by 600 per cent (from $27,000 to over $185,000).
2019

Housing Options for Our Ageing Population - Policy Statement

Ireland’s population is living longer than ever before and our older population is consistently growing in size. We need to be aware of the challenges it will bring us over the coming years in almost every aspect of public policy. Housing and health care will be no exceptions. We need to plan ahead to meet the accommodation needs of an ageing Ireland.
2019

Making Affordable Housing a Reality in Cities

A world in which only a few can afford housing is not sustainable. Today, however, most cities around the world are facing major challenges in providing safe and adequate housing for their people, especially cities that are growing rapidly and where the affordable housing options are limited. This report explores both supply-side and demand-side dynamics.
2019

Homelessness in the older population

Experiences of homelessness within the UK ageing populations are mounting, not only in terms of sheer numbers, but also as a proportion of the homeless demographic.
2019

Ease the affordable-housing burden for older Californians

The disproportionate impact of evictions and soaring rents on older Californians is a frequently overlooked element of the state’s affordable housing crisis.
2019

Housing options for older people in a reimagined housing system: a case study from England

The housing options of older people in the UK now extend far beyond the traditional choice between staying put and making do, or moving to specialist housing or residential care. A flexible suite of options has emerged, centred on promoting independence and well-being. This reflects a tendency within analysis to consider these different housing options in isolation.
2019

Housing Options for Our Ageing Population

Irish people are living longer and healthier lives, which presents both challenges and opportunities for the Government, particularly in the spheres of housing and health. This Policy Statement is an important step in this Government’s response to those challenges.
2019

Dignity and choice An inclusive future for our ageing population

The ageing of Sydney's population presents a fundamental challenge for how cities are able to function. Policy makers will need to embrace a paradigm shift that views city and project planning through a lens where a full 42% of the population sits outside of the working age bracket of 15-64.
2019

New door opens for older women facing homelessness in Canberra

YWCA Canberra has launched "Next Door", a new wrap-around support service to help older women at risk of homelessness navigate a path back to secure housing.
2019
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