Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Sunanda Creagh, Head of Digital Storytelling
A growing number of older Australians don’t own their homes. And whether they are private renters or live in social housing can make a big difference to their risk of loneliness and anxiety.
That’s the key finding of research led by Alan Morris, a professor at the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance, who interviewed older Australians about how their housing situation may relate to the loneliness they experience.
On today’s episode, Professor Morris shares some of the deeply moving stories he heard.
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– ref. ‘People felt totally trapped’: what it’s like to be a pensioner renting privately as Australia’s housing costs soar – http://theconversation.com/people-felt-totally-trapped-what-its-like-to-be-a-pensioner-renting-privately-as-australias-housing-costs-soar-118826