Significant growth in older people seeking specialist homelessness services

Significant growth in older people seeking specialist homelessness services

The number of older people in Australia accessing specialist homelessness services (SHS) has increased by over a third since 2012/13 to 23,600 clients, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report “Specialist Homelessness Services 2016-17” shows the growth in older people...

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Construction Update - November 2017

Construction Update - November 2017

Construction activities Work is continuing on the 42 bed residential aged care home for older people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness at 118A Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst. Works recently completed The car wash has been demolished and the site fenced off. ...

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Community Update - September 2017

Community Update - September 2017

HammondCare has engaged Taylor Construction to manage current approved works for HammondCare Darlinghurst at 118A Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst, next to St Johns. Taylor is a reputable Tier 2 construction company based in North Sydney. Latest site works A qualified hygienist was engaged to provide reporting and clearance for identified bonded...

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Community Update - August 2017

Community Update - August 2017

Construction activities As you would be aware, not for profit, aged care provider, HammondCare’s development application (DA) to build long-term residential care for homeless men and women, or those at risk of homelessness, was approved by the City of Sydney...

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Greater response needed to support aged homeless in Sydney

Greater response needed to support aged homeless in Sydney

Sydney has nearly twice as many homeless people as Melbourne and NSW has the highest number in Australia, but there is only a third the number of aged care homes for older, homeless men and women in Sydney. With older people comprising about 16 per cent of those who are homeless...

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City announces $1.5m grant for aged homeless project

City announces $1.5m grant for aged homeless project

HammondCare Chief Executive Dr Stephen Judd has welcomed the announcement by the City of Sydney of a $1.5 million grant to support construction in Darlinghurst of a residential aged care home for older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The service will be distinctive in providing not just...

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