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The Handy Guide
for Older Women

This Guide has been developed specifically for older women who are facing homelessness or are anxious about their future housing. It is a Guide for older women, but will also be helpful for friends, family members and workers in services that connect with older women.

Tell us about your situation

Need help now?

If you or your family members are in immediate danger, dial 000. This Guide has been written for women who are concerned about their current or future housing arrangement. These resources will help you learn more about what you can do if you are in crisis in relation to housing.

I need help with housing

This Guide has been written for women who are concerned about their current or future housing arrangement. The following resources will help you learn more about what options might be available to you and about how to plan for the future.

I need legal or finance help

This Guide has been written for women who are concerned about their current or future housing arrangement. The following resources will help you learn more about the legal and finance requirements in relation to housing, what might be available and about how to plan for the future.

Ready to make a plan?

This Guide has been written for women who are concerned about their current or future housing arrangement. The following resources will help you to create a secure housing plan no matter your financial or legal position.

Created by The Lady Musgrave Trust with support from Small Steps 4 Hannah Foundation and Queensland Community Foundation