23 December 2008

New white paper on homelessness

Unprecedented support for older homeless people
Ageing Australia Agenda: 23 December 2008
Older people living rough are big winners in the federal government’s landmark white paper on homelessness.

The government says it will amend the Aged Care Act 1997 to include older people who are homeless as a ‘special needs’ group.

The decision has been warmly welcomed by Bryan Lipmann, the CEO of Wintringham, a not-for-profit organisation which provides aged care, housing and outreach services to homeless, older people in Melbourne…. > full story

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