Awareness week takes aim at seniors at risk
Older Australians who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless are just one at-risk group who are set to be at the forefront of conversations across the nation this week as part of National Homelessness Week 2018.
Running from 6-12 August, the national awareness week, coordinated by Homelessness Australia, focuses on raising awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions.
Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) has been at the helm of conversation around homelessness and affordable housing for older Australians, with the organisation supporting the awareness week and what it stands for.
HAAG Executive Officer Fiona York says the awareness week offers organisations like HAAG an opportunity to talk about ‘hidden homelessness’.