Co-creating Community Workshop with Jason Hilder

Members of the Housing Older Women Movement, Innovation House, and Co-Creating Community met to workshop what would be required to initiate stages in developing collaborative housing initiatives. Participants came from Tin Can Bay, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich as well as greater Brisbane.

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Meeting with NHHA Review Productivity Commissioners

HOW Movement Core Group members and staff and members of the Housing for the Aged Action Group met with the Productivity Commissioners, Malcolm Roberts and Romlie Mokak, and their team to discuss the review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement.

Both groups followed up with a formal submission to the Review. You can read ours here.

We have included a summary of the key findings from our consultation with Older Women here

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Minister’s Announcement of the Queensland Government’s Housing Initiatives for Older Women

We were delighted by Minister Leeanne Enoch’s announcement of five key initiatives to begin to meet the needs of our cohort. The announcement was a direct result of our advocacy and the initiatives are an integral part of the Queensland Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021-2025.

Linda Hahn spoke on behalf of HOW Movement alongside the Minister. You can read the announcement here

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Infographic from first Older Women & Housing Forum

Some excellent ideas were generated and recorded at our first forum in Dec 2019 and beautifully captured in this infographic which is now in the Q Shelter offices.

Update: Translating ideas into action takes passion, persistence and perseverance and more time than we anticipated back then, but we are still here and still working to enable the voices of women with lived experience forward to inform change.

Infographic from first forum

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