Older homelessness on the rise according to census figures

Older homelessness on the rise according to census figures

The Homelessness Estimates released today by the ABS highlight the growing number of older homeless people in Australia, chief executive of HammondCare, Dr Stephen Judd said. “The figures from the latest Census show that 16 per cent of homeless people in Australia in 2016 were aged over...

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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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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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