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More Women Homeless

“‘Elizabeth’, 62, is an IT professional who says she found it hard to work because of age discrimination. When the global financial crisis struck Elizabeth could not afford to pay her mortgage so she was forced out of her home.
Initially she lived with friends but when they had to move interstate, Elizabeth was left homeless.
“There is a fine line between having a roof over your head and having nothing,” she said. “
According to this article there has been a rise in homelessness in older women and we are trying to put the picture together. Homelessness in a country like Australia ought not exist, other than for those who choose to live that way for philosophical reasons. We not only need to get the data and information, we need to have a wholesale plan of attack to resolve this .Now.
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Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom to write on the lives of others.

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