The Outlook For Older Women in Australia is Dire – But No One Seems to Care
"Prior to Covid, women over 55 were already the fastest growing group among the homeless. Research released in August estimates that 400,000 women over the age of 45 currently face this fate". This article discusses how homelessness is increasingly becoming a reality for older women.
If We Don't Count It... It Doesn't Count
Making it count! A must-read paper on data collection and reporting on cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity by Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia - FECCA.
Discover the Truly Incredible Stories
Carers Victoria has launched a campaign calling on the public to pledge their support for the 726,600 people in Victoria who provide unpaid care to family members and friends with a disability, mental illness, chronic health issue, or age-related condition.
Elder Abuse. Know The Signs.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched an elder abuse awareness campaign. This campaign includes a hard-hitting video that reveals the 'red flag phases' that can often indicate an older person is experiencing elder abuse.
Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in Relation to Elder Financial Abuse
Law Council of Australia has published a Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in Relation to Elder Financial Abuse.
Hard Conversations - Elder Abuse Podcast
Hard Conversations is a new podcast series for community and health workers about elder abuse. This podcast series is a partnership with the Legal Aid NSW Elder Abuse service and the Central Coast CLC.
Warm Safe Home for Older Victorians
Project Extended! Due to the success of the Warm Safe Home Project (details of 7 July) post, the South West Elder Abuse Network has launched its sister project, Warm safe Home for Older Victorians.
Join an Online Class
Older Women's Network NSW are taking their classes online to ensure that older women remain connected, active and informed. Classes include yoga, weightlifting, writing, movie nights and dance class, and are all available online.
Hand in Hand
The Multicultural Centre for Women's Health in Melbourne are offering FREE tailored and in-language support to migrant carers and the people they care for.
Australian First Elder Abuse Law Passed in ACT
The Australian Capital Territory has passed legislation to criminalise abuse against an older person, or vulnerable people, which will be the first law of its kind in Australia.