Industry superannuation fund First State Super has expanded an affordable housing initiative to Victoria to help people working in health, aged care and other community service roles live closer to where they work.
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Also in this wrap: Catholic Healthcare opens first mental health-aged care transition unit in region; and numerous Churches of Christ Queensland projects get underway.
With one in three older women living in income poverty, Mission Australia is using tomorrow’s International Day of Older Persons to call for government action on accommodation for homeless older women.
We need urgent action from government, business and the not-for-profit sector on the financing and supply of more affordable and social housing for older people, writes Jo Toohey.
Housing needs to be seen as an aged care issue and the two policy areas should be more closely linked, a leading researcher on homelessness among seniors has said.
A lack of affordable housing is contributing to the growing number of homeless seniors, who are one of the most vulnerable groups due to complex needs, says aged care organisation.
A national women’s alliance says the Federal Government should keep negative gearing but amend the controversial tax arrangement so that it stimulates supply of age-friendly new builds to support the growing number of homeless older women.
Advocacy groups reject the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s campaign against pricing changes aimed at reducing the cost of medicines that it says will result in a loss of other free pharmacy services for older Australians
One aged care provider is celebrating after planning approval was finally granted for a new building project, while a couple of other developments have just been finished off.
Ageing has moved further up the political agenda, with a new report handed to the Treasurer yesterday on how to realise more of the productivity of older Australians. Now it’s up to the government to implement the bold policy suggestions.
BCS will soon officially unveil its new social housing complex in Lismore NSW, thanks to government stimulus funding.
To mark Anti-Poverty Week, Catholic Health CEO Martin Laverty has expressed hope that both sides of politics support the PC’s aged care reforms, which he says will help alleviate poverty among older people.
After the success of last year’s Great Respect Debate, this year it’s all about affordable housing, which increasing numbers of older people are struggling to find.
With the NSW state election in just over a week and a Liberal landslide predicted, the state’s aged care and retirement village peak bodies want help for their members who provide affordable housing.