The lack of accessible housing in Australia needs to be addressed urgently!

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  • 02/05/2018
Maree Ireland
Aerial shot of suburban housing estate

In my recent blog post I wrote about the lack of accessible housing for people with disabilities.

‘Every Australian Counts’, the grassroots campaign for the NDIS, has called for action on this issue by people with disabilities to advocate strongly for more accessible housing.

Click here for more information and to have your say.

On the other hand, ‘Ageing in Place’ is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have access to any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change.

But, in reality, what supports are actually out there for elderly people in terms of housing outside of a facility or a nursing home?

Shortage of ‘accessible’ housing is a continual problem for society. This issue needs to be addressed urgently, because, in one way or another, it will eventually affect all Australians!

Have you seen any services in your local community that have been making a difference to those who are ‘Ageing in Place’? If so, please email me at [email protected] to share your stories.