Skip to main content
Skip to and open main menu Home Modification
Information Clearinghouse
Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice
Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice
News/Events Section Menu

Service providers say seniors 'under the radar' in housing crisis

Published

Article by Camilla Bianchi regarding the increasing need for modifying/retrofitting existing homes and hence reducing the burden of care by half in the long term.

Housing affordability continues to dominate the conversation at a federal and state level, with the NSW government recently pledging $1 billion to tackle the issue.

However, with ABS projections a quarter of Australians will be over 65 years old by 2040, age and disability anti-discrimination commissioner Susan Ryan would like there to be more focus on creating appropriate housing for seniors.

"If, as the federal government has said, it wants to encourage people to live at home into their old age, this needs to be a higher priority for every state and the Commonwealth," Ms Ryan said.

Please go to: https://www.theland.com.au/news/lifestyle/domain/general/service-providers-say-seniors-under-the-radar-in-housing-crisis/2732906.aspx?storypage=0 to read the full article.


Reads 607 Downloads -