Recently, on ABC’s Life Matters program, Debbie Georgopolous, CEO of Women’s Housing Company and Dr Debbie Faulkner, researcher from UniSA spoke about older people facing insecure housing as they age. Callers speak about their difficult and distressing experiences of insecure housing and homelessness.
Solutions include the expansion of the Home at Last service by HAAG in Victoria. This service is one of the few specialist services that focus on the needs of older people facing homelessness. Home at Last is a successful service providing this invaluable support to older people in Victoria.
Social housing levels in Australia has dropped from 7% of all households to 4%. An urgent injection of social and affordable housing is needed now.