More women than men seek assistance from the homeless service system each year. Almost 78 000 women sought help in 2007-08 – that’s 61% of all people who were assisted. Read more from Homelessness Australia.
The traditional image of a homeless person is of an elderly man, but a new report says a rising number of older women are losing their homes because of poverty. Read more from ABC News.
Single women aged in their 50s and 60s are the emerging face of homelessness in Australia.
They have worked hard, raised children and bought homes. Then they go through a relationship break-up, experience a health crisis or lose their jobs and find themselves on the streets. Read more at The Sunday Mail.