Access your Handy Guide for Older Women
Are you an older woman and worried about your housing?
Download the Handy Guide for Older Women for information about:
- Emergency phone numbers
- Accommodation such as drop-in support centres, accommodation units and housing services
- Food and welfare; such as food vans, kitchens and Centrelink
- Health services such as hospitals, street doctors and community health centres
- Legal assistance for tenancy/housing problems, and victims of crime
- Community and specialist services for domestic violence support, family and immigration support
- Facilities such as public libraries, lockers, free transport and toilets
The Lady Musgrave Trust to transfer the Handy Guide for Older Women to Footprints Community
This publication was made possible by The Lady Musgrave Trust and organisations across South-East Queensland that provide services to women in need.
The guide is an incredible tool that Lady Musgrave Trust developed and involved research across different organisations including Office of Aging, Office for Women, The Handy Guide for Homeless Women and Community assistance organisations. Lady Musgrave Trust 2019 research indicates there are many housing issues for older women including:
- housing affordability
- few women would classify themselves as homeless while in temporary accommodation
- there was an increase of women aged 50+ who were long term renters, lost secure employment and unable to secure alternative employment
- public housing was no longer available and
- senior rentals and retirement villages were poorly understood.
Since 2019, The Lady Musgrave Trust’s Handy Guide for Older Women has had 20,133 page views and just under 15,000 copies have been distributed throughout the State – thanks to generosity of Zonta City of Brisbane Chapter, Zonta Club of Brisbane North Inc. and Zonta Clubs of SE Queensland.