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Ageing on the Edge - Older Persons Homelessness Prevention Project

Created  4th April 2018

The Ageing on the Edge - Older Persons Homelessness Prevention Project is extending HAAG’s work across Australia. In response to rapidly increasing housing problems facing older people, the project aims to raise awareness and improve services and housing for older people at risk of homelessness. 

The project is being conducted in light of recent research that is warning of rapidly increasing housing problems facing older people.

The three main factors are:

  • An ageing population

  • Reducing rates of home ownership

  • Significant increases in older people relying on rental accommodation to age-in-place in retirement. 

Women are particularly vulnerable due to low paid and interrupted careers, lower rates of savings and superannuation. Most people affected have lived largely conventional lives but have, for a range of reasons, not aspired to or attained home ownership by the time they reach retirement. They need access to affordable housing to enable them to enjoy housing stability and affordability to ensure they can successfully age-in-place.

The project will increase awareness of older persons housing issues across Australia, improve older persons’ access to housing and ensure better availability of services that can help older people in housing difficulty.

For more information on "Ageing on the Edge - Older Persons Homelessness Prevention Project", click here.

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