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24 Oct 18

Webinar - Ageing on the Edge - Older People at Risk of Homelessness

Recent research is warning of rapidly increasing housing problems facing older people.

The three main factors are:

  • An ageing population,
  • reducing rates of home ownership and
  • significant increases in older people relying on rental accommodation to age-in-place in retirement.

The facts paint a bleak scenario, but there are opportunities.

Hear from our panel of 2 selected speakers:

Jeff Fiedler - National Development Worker at Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) in Melbourne.

HAAG is an older persons member based organisation that also operates an early intervention information and support service called Home at Last that assists the growing numbers of older people at risk of homelessness.Jeff’s is Project Worker for the Older Persons Homelessness Prevention Project that is a partnership with Dr Debbie Faulkner at the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP) and funded by the Wicking Trust. The Project aims to increase awareness of the need for improved responses on older persons housing and services across Australia.

Gemma White - Community Education worker at Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG)

Gemma provides information to the community about housing options and HAAG’s Home at Last service, as part of an early intervention and homelessness prevention strategy. Since 2015, Gemma worked on developing and delivering culturally specific information to selected CALD communities across Melbourne. This project, called Preventing Homelessness in Older CALD communities significantly increased the proportion Home at Last’s clients who are from CALD backgrounds and delivered significant learnings about engaging with CALD communities around homelessness.

Webinar moderated by Dr Sandra South

Senior Policy & Research Officer AAG

Funded by the Australian Government
through the Dementia & Aged Care Services Fund

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Event Date & Time: Wednesday 24th October 2018 12.00 - 1.00 pm AEDT

Event Location: WEBINAR, National

Registrations Open: 17th Sep 18 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 23rd Oct 18 5:15 PM

Places Available: 132

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