Aged care providers, professionals and services are being called upon to complete an online survey about improving services for older people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Housing for the Aged Action Group
Australia needs a national strategy to increase affordable housing supply, better regulate the private rental market and provide support services that can help older people at risk of homelessness, a housing advocate tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Governments need to urgently increase their investment in affordable housing options and specialist support services to address the growing number of older people in housing stress, writes Fiona York.
A new coalition of aged care providers, homelessness services and consumers is being established to bring about government action on the urgent need for older people’s housing amidst worsening rates of homelessness among seniors.
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.