Older Australians need more housing choices

Agency Cohousing and Community

“...cohousing needs to be a serious option in the housing mix and it needs to be supported by planning policy and business leadership.”

Well, the 7.30 Report program about cohousing in which we we featured the other week was a bit of a game changer! The 7.30 Report had been wanting to do a story on the concept of cohousing for older people, partly as a kind of follow up to some stories the ABC had done in recent months about levels of dissatisfaction among residents of retirement villages and aged care facilities. The 26 June 2017 Four Corners program, Bleed them Dry, with its examination of resident concerns about some village operators, the nature of the typical retirement village financial model, as well as purported treatment by operators (Aveo in particular), seemed to hit a growing sore spot for many people in – or approaching –…

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Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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