Do we care that Australia has turned single women of all ages, and mothers with children, into refugees in their own land; living, hidden from public view, in insecure, unsuitable, overcrowded and often unsafe places.
A growing number of mature women are finding ourselves at risk of home-lessness. We have reached this point as a result of a combination of three factors, bad health, bad judgement and simple bad luck. This is my story.
We all see the world through our tiny gilded opera glasses. We each have a minute field of vision on which to base our actions, our attitudes and our beliefs about the world in which we live.
We are ordinary Australian women forced out of our homes by rapidly inflating house prices.
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Most homeless women are not fleeing family violence or related trauma, we are not substance abusers, we do not lack skills or education, we are fantastic at budgeting our money, we keep clean houses, we solve problems, we cook Sunday roasts, we may even polish our shoes, ...and we hide. No-one knows we exist. We... Continue Reading →
Increasing numbers of people are finding themselves homeless because they can no longer pay their bills. Massive rental and utility price increases have outstripped the capacity of low and fixed income earners to pay.