25% of older women in Australia live below the poverty line.
One of the groups most vulnerable to poverty and homelessness is older women. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, approximately 25% of single older women in Australia live below the poverty line.
Many elderly women struggle to find safe, secure, and affordable housing, which can leave them in inadequate living conditions or sleeping rough.
There is an urgent need to provide older women with dignified and co-housing options that allow them to live independently while still having access to support services.