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- May 20, 2021 at 4:21 am #978Older TenantsParticipant
Crisis oriented Family and Domestic Violence funding overlooks women’s longer-term housing needs. Yet we know that housing is fundamental to women’s safety. So many older women have experienced violence or abuse and many now face homelessness. The solutions are well known and documented. What actions will make a difference?
- May 20, 2021 at 4:21 am #439
- August 29, 2021 at 4:15 am #1201Barbara Anne ConstableParticipant
Women are always at the bottom of the pile. I have experienced Domestic Violence over many decades, on and off. We need Women’s Villages, where Older Women can age in place.
- August 29, 2021 at 4:18 am #1202Barbara Anne ConstableParticipant
We loose out so much financially. Care giving needs are so great once you become a Sole Parent, that working fulltime is impossible. Limited income, and limited choices, leave Women who have experienced the fallout of Domestic Violence and are Mothers, makes it very very very difficult to buy a house, or even afford rentals. It is Not Ok, that we are left behind, without the resources we need, to thrive.
- September 6, 2021 at 1:59 am #1233Philippa CaneParticipant
I have met many women who have been allocated Public Housing where they still feel unsafe and are definitely very vulnerable due to issues and challenges that other residents are living with (MH, AoD, aggressive and threatening behaviours)
I love the idea of a Women’s Village, I don’t think it will eliminate all the challenges. But it might be one of the suite of solutions worth exploring?
- September 12, 2021 at 11:45 pm #1291Libby BlakeParticipant
I work with older women experiencing family violence and elder abuse. A huge gap in the system is practical support in sourcing new accommodation. For example, an older woman who doesn’t have internet or a car – how can she look for a private rental? What is she is from a CALD background and the whole process is unknown to her? If she needs support in completing the rental applications….crisis services do not offer this. I’ve witnessed older women having to use their home care package hours to meet this need (i.e have a worker drive them to look at rentals). So what is the result? It is just easier on so many different levels to stay in current accommodation…this is a significant barrier.
- September 13, 2021 at 12:50 am #1294missy b bParticipant
Thank u Libby but needs to b in country Vic where I am and not a private rental I just can’t do I shouldn’t have to move because bullys r getting away with it,well done on offering this service though .
- September 14, 2021 at 10:59 pm #1318Dominique HorneParticipant
Hi missy b b
The service Libby is referring is Respecting Elders Service – Elder Abuse Prevention and Response Service at Better Place Australia and we provide support across Melbourne and in Barwon Region and Inner Gippsland Regions. PLease feel free to call us at 1800 214 117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- September 17, 2021 at 12:44 am #1364
I remain concerned that even though I have been navigating the maize of horrors in order to get assistance with my homelessness concerns – PLEASE let us find a PRACTICAL STRATEGY Moving Forward to reduce the risk of Homelessness
- September 17, 2021 at 12:56 am #1365
I and the poeple that I am trying to help have been getting bumped around by Government Departmens and Government funded organisations that offer all of the help in the world…….BUT at the end of the day nothing…..this is bordering on CORRUPTION …they are taking tax payers money and doing nothing
- September 17, 2021 at 12:57 am #1366
What can we ACTUALLY do to get something done ??
- September 17, 2021 at 1:28 am #1368
CRITICAL – a service that links at risk women with affordable housing without RED TAPE !!
Practical change – is establishing this group who can provide functional access to housing
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