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Creating A Socially Just, Inclusive and Age Friendly City
The City of Newcastle Council is working on our new social strategy, the Local Social. This strategy will set Newcastle’s aspirations for a socially just and inclusive city and will guide our collaborations for social change over the next decade. This period also coincides with the World Health Organisation Decade of Healthy Ageing.
On Thursday the 5th of August 2021, the City of Newcastle and the Hunter Ageing Alliance jointly ran a “world café” meeting to discuss priorities and plans to help Newcastle become a socially just, inclusive and age friendly community. This report provides a record of that meeting, summarising the ideas arising from the discussions, identifies “low hanging fruit” which are ideas and actions that could readily be implemented with existing resources and structures, opportunities for the future, and barriers and “wicked problems” that need more concerted effort to solve.
Most older people who have lived in the same accommodation for some years, and have built a social network, express a wish to remain living there as they age. They would prefer not to have to move to another location as their support needs increase.
The 2021 final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety confirmed that: People do not want to live or die in institutions. (Final Report Volume 1, p36)
The scope of this document is to provide readers with a brief overview of how they might receive care at home when they are aged. It recommends expert care management and suggests that cohousing may provide efficiency in care management and support.
Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG)
Housing for the Aged Action Group is the only Australian organisation specialised in the housing needs of older people. Coming from grass-roots beginnings over 30 years ago, HAAG today is over 400 members strong.
Read the outcomes document from the At Risk 2021: Older women facing homelessness online event.
Taking urgent action to address homelessness of older women – click here to send a message to your Federal Representatives.
Healthy Ageing Initiative
The Health and Behavioural Sciences Faculty Healthy Ageing Initiative is a developing network designed to build a community of practice around healthy ageing, incorporating research, research training, curriculum development, student activities, and community engagement.