COTA Victoria attended HAAG AGM for the launch of a Home for Life: towards an older persons’ housing strategy. The report was launched by Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians.
The strategy was developed jointly from a housing engagement forum COTA Victoria organised in partnership with HAAG in last April, inviting older people to come and help develop/co-design the recommendations and priorities for older people’s housing in Victoria.
Myfan Jordan from COTA Victoria presented and spoke about the critical importance of affordable, accessible housing as well as the importance of developing partnerships and sector alliances.
Coalition members and industry leaders such as the Council on the Ageing – COTA Victoria, Fair Go for Pensioners, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, Wintringham, Carers Victoria and the Australian Universal Housing Design Network will also be sharing their expert views on what must be done to ensure our older Australians and future generations can age comfortably with dignity and joy.
For more information read the media release Agencies Unite to end Elder‐Homelessness or download the full report “A Home for Life: Towards an Older Person’s Housing strategy”