Increase of Elderly at Risk of Homelessness, ABS Finds


A report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals an increase in the numbers of elderly that are at risk of homelessness in the private rental market.

Housing for the Aged Action Group's tenancy advice worker, Jeff Fiedler, speaks of the issues faced by older tenants and the rental housing market as an uncertain niche. Many older people can be evicted in an instant because of the pricey rent, Fields said.

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Federal Programs Related to - Respite Care

Programs that offer temporary, substitute living arrangements including in-home care for dependent adults and children in order to provide a brief period of relief or rest for their regular caregivers. Adult Respite Care; Caregiver Relief; Children's Respite Care

Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.




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Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises


Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises

John Brothers, Principal of Quidoo Consulting, writes about the Montreal-based company Bixi who are mostly known for its Bixi Bikes. Just recently, Bixi filed for bankruptcy protection. The reason? Bixi is in major financial distress and its bikes have proven to be too “expensive to build, operate and maintain”.


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