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Only accessible housing will meet the needs of an ageing population

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The recently released findings of the Aged Care Royal Commission represent an opportunity to achieve generational reform for older Australians, as the provision of aged care services shift from institutionalised care, to care at home. However, to achieve this significant change, there is a need for more accessible housing in the community. Without a greater supply of accessible housing, the aspirations of older Australians to age at home will be very difficult to realise. 

On Friday, Australia’s Building Ministers will decide on what will be included in the 2022 National Construction Code (NCC). The contents of the NCC will shape what our homes will look like for decades to come. The ministers’ decisions will also determine how accessible our homes are, which is a key consideration for the estimated 3 million Australians living with mobility limitations.

To read the full article, please visit the Australia Pro Bono website.



Source:
Di Winkler, 2021, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au)

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