What I emphasised over and over was that this was an issue that had systemic roots and wasn’t an older woman’s ‘fault’. The activity we do will shock some and it had many of the women participating in tears.
The 2016 Census estimated that 6,866 older women were homeless and a further 5,820 older women were living in marginal housing and may be at risk of homelessness.
Shelter WA, with input from a sector advisory group, is exploring the capacity building and development needs of the sector.
This significant research project by Liz Lennon, from Focussed Solutions, a single older women with experience of poverty, housing stress and homelessness, brings to life a new future of housing options of housing options.
Liz has worked for over 30 years in WA and Ireland on social justice, community development, regional development, arts development, and housing and homelessness issues.