It Could Be You
By Ellen Fanning, Melanie Faith Dove, Ella RubeliMay 23, 2012
The new face of homelessness in Australia is probably a grandmother’s. You won’t find her sleeping rough under a bridge but “couch surfing” or sleeping in her car, hidden away. More and more single, older women will become homeless in the next 20 years. This International Women’s Day, The Global Mail looks into the faces of the women who deserve better.The new face of homelessness in Australia is probably a grandmother’s. You won’t find her sleeping rough under a bridge but couch surfing or sleeping in her car.
If you are in housing crisis in Australia, phone Lifeline on 13 11 14.
In Sydney, you can contact the City of Sydney Domestic Violence Hotline on 1800 656 463
Homeless Persons Hotline (02) 9265 9081 or 1800 234 566 for help.
University of NSW researcher Ludo McFerran's report It Could Be You is available online.