The July 2015 “”What is to be Done: The Challange of Responding to Elderly Homelessness” edition




Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Update from Homelessness Australia

Glenda Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, Homelessness Australia

Aged Care Reform and Precarious Housing: Does Tenure Affect the Services Received?

A new study by Dr Victoria Cornell at the University of Adelaide will explore the implications of the new aged care reforms, particularly consumer directed care, on older Australians in precarious housing.

Homesick: A New Documentary Film

Mick Cummins

The Power of Collaboration

Natalie Elliott, Grant Program Development Manager and Tabitha Lovett, General Manager, Philanthropy, Equity Trustees

Feature: The Challenge of Responding to Elderly Homelessness

Introduction: Homelessness is an Ageing Policy Issue

Maree Peterson, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland

Chapter1: Housing and Support Issues in Responding to Elderly Homelessness

Loss of Employment and Later Life Homelessness

Chloe Persing, Manager, HomeConnect, VincentCare

Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged: Complexity and Connection, A Case Study

John Parsons, Coordinator, ACHA, Homelessness, Mental Health and Disability, Catholic Community Services

A Home at Last

Anne Maher, Outreach Care and Housing Worker, Shane McGrath, Tenancy Advice Worker, Home at Last Service, Housing for the Aged Action Group Inc.

Leisure Counselling: A Service Necessity, How it is Changing the Lives of the Elderly Homeless

Dan Gray, Recreation Manager, Wintringham

The Salvation Army Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged (ACHA) Program

Peter Cartwright, Outreach Worker, Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged (ACHA) Program, The Salvation Army Southern Territory, Hobart, Tasmania

Homeless Ageing Intersections

Phillip Goulding, Deputy General Manager Operations, Wintringham

Consumer Voices

Consumer Voices is a regular feature in Parity. Articles are written by and with consumers to ensure they have a say about the issues that directly affect them.

Homelessness and Consumer Directed Care: Case Management for Sale

Doug Harding, Senior Practitioner Health and Ageing, VincentCare Victoria

Homeless Australian Veterans

Jed Donoghue, Stream Manager, Housing and Homeless Services, The Salvation Army, Australian Southern Territory, Hobart Tasmania

Diversity and Older People

Jac Dwyer, Case Manager and Jo Serafim, Team Leader Community Connections Program, VincentCare Victoria

Preventing Homelessness for Older People from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds

Gemma White, Project Worker, Preventing Homelessness in Older Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities, Housing for the Aged Action Group

Moving Toward Better Health in Ageing

Ian Milverton, Team Leader, Aged City Living, Liz Johnston, Coordinator, Lifestyle and Health, Aged City Living, Jess Ryan, Occupational Therapist, Aged City Living, Hutt Street Centre

Chapter 2: The Needs of Older Women

Preventing Homelessness Among Seniors in Western Australia

Chantal Roberts, Shelter WA

It’s About Poverty: Older Women and Homelessness

Felicity Reynolds, CEO, Mercy Foundation

Responding to Older Women’s Homelessness in Western Australia

Nina Ulyett, General Manager, Services, St Bartholomew’s, Western Australia

Chapter 3: Responding to Hoarding and Squalor

Re-defining Success: The Challenges of Working with Hoarding Disorder

Adam Dougherty, Case Manager VincentCare Victoria Home Care Packages

Hoarding and Squalor: Seeing the Layers Beyond the Visual

Mercy Splitt, Service Manager, Hoarding and Squalor Consultancy, Homelessness, Mental Health and Disability Services, Catholic Community Services


Bryan Lipmann, AM

Jeff Fiedler

Co-Manager, Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG)

John Blewonski

CEO, VincentCare Victoria