A report prepared by Dr Pat Bazeley, Adjunct Professor, and Dr Jane Mears, Associate Professor, Western Sydney University, for the Older Women’s Network of NSW (Inc.), South Western Sydney Local Health District
‘NOT ALL OUR BITS WORK PERFECTLY, LET’S LOOK AFTER THE BITS THAT STILL DO’ ENHANCING THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF OLDER WOMEN REPORT TO FACS, 2016
Prepared by: Pat Bazeley, Research Support P/L
The Disappearing Age
With funding from a NSW Domestic and Family Violence Grant, OWN NSW has conducted a mapping exercise of our knowledge of violence against older women and documented examples of good practice to prevent the violence.
5 brochures for older women to resolve legal and financial issues and to strengthen their position.
These brochures were developed by and for older women, based on real situations.
A Report on homeless older women by Ludo McFerran with assistance from Sonia Laverty.
Who are the homeless and who is at risk of homelessness? We rarely think about older working women as a potential wave of homeless people but, according to the evidence, that is exactly the problem we face – a problem for which we are poorly prepared.
The Australian Law Reform Commission released an Issues Paper on ’Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse’ in 15 June 2016 and called for public submissions. OWN NSW responded to ensure that the inquiry heard the older women’s perspective on the issue of elder abuse.
OWN NSW & WEL respond to the NSW Family & Community Services’ Discussion Paper: Foundations for Change – Homelessness in NSW September 2016.