New housing checklist to help older people into right homes


Minister for Ageing, Tanya Davies, today announced the University of Newcastle will receive $25,000 from the NSW Government to help older people choose suitable housing.
The funds will enable the University of Newcastle to develop an easy-to-use housing decision checklist. The list will help seniors identify housing features that foster better health and wellbeing, while also maintaining greater community connections for older people.
“The checklist will be piloted and evaluated with older people living in the Newcastle area,” Mrs Davies said.
The grant is part of the NSW Government’s Liveable Communities Grants program, which will provide $4 million over four years for innovative, locally driven projects that make communities more inclusive for older people.
Organisations with ideas that foster a more liveable community for older people are encouraged to apply for the next round of Liveable Communities Grants.

Applications open on the FACS website mid-2017. For more information visit facs.nsw.gov.au.