The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, has commissioned an action plan under the Aged Care Diversity Framework for older people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness (the Homelessness Action Plan). This is part of the work towards realising the Aged Care Diversity Framework’s vision that “All older people experience a high-quality aged care system that ensures equitable access and outcomes and embraces their diverse characteristics and life experiences”. The Diversity Sub-group of the Aged Care Sector Committee is responsible for development of the Homelessness Action Plan.
Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) is working with a Reference Group and the Aged Care Sector Committee Diversity Sub-group to develop the Homelessness Action Plan.
HAAG will adopt a rigorous, transparent, fair and evidence-based approach to the development of the Homelessness Action Plan. Consultation with a wide range of stakeholders will occur through a series of on-line surveys, individual telephone interviews and face-to-face focus groups with key stakeholders.
Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/homelessness_action_plan_provider_survey
We want to hear from all professionals, providers and services who work with older people, even those that are not specialised in providing services to people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. A PDF of the professionals and providers survey is available here so that you can prepare your answers before opening the survey. You are able to edit your survey responses until you submit the final question.
Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/homelessness_action_plan_older_people_survey
We want to hear from you have, or someone you know has, tried to get, or received, aged care services while experiencing any of the following:
- Rented a home with no guarantee of staying in that home long term
- Renting a home that is too expensive, in poor condition or not suitable for ageing
- Lived with friends or family because no other options available or suitable
- Lived somewhere that was not safe and secure, for example due to threats and violence
- Lived in housing that is meant to be temporary, like a boarding house, shelter or hostel
- Lived in a house that was overcrowded and privacy an issue
- Lived in housing that was inadequate, like a caravan
- Not had a place to stay and slept in a car or on the streets
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