Ready to make a plan?

This Guide has been written for women over 50 who are concerned about their current or future housing. The following resources will help you learn more about what might be available options and about how to plan for the future.

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The Plan on a Page

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Keep your plan simple. Don't fret and don't make your plan too long. It's better to have a short plan that you're able to stick to than a long complex…
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Your money personality

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Your money personality Experts have identified four common money personality types; you may be a mix of these. Understanding your approach to money can help you make a plan that…
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Planning and decision making

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Planning and decision making Before you start on a plan think about how you make decisions. If this is the first time you have had to do this by yourself,…
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These are a few of my favourite things: Pets and Moving

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Pets can be a great joy and true companions. However, despite landlords taking an increasingly flexible approach to pets, there are many examples of pets limiting your options for current…
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Money, money, money: Financial Things

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It may not make the world go around, but it is hard to get by without it. Why would I need to use this information? If you are unsure what…
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Residential Aged Care and Care in the Community

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This section mainly considers care for older women aged 65 years or older. If you are under 65 and need care as a result of a disability then the National…
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I fought the law: Legal Essentials

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Why would I need to use this information? You are in dispute with your landlord If you and your partner are separating or separated and you need to finalise a…
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Working 9 to 5: Education, Job Search and Training

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Why would I need to use this information? People are working longer and retiring at a later stage of their life - either because they want to or because they…
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What about me? Counselling, Wellbeing and Self-Care

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Why would I need to use this information? Looking after your physical, mental and spiritual health is important for you to keep balanced and participate in good future planning Getting…
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Support Centres: Local people who care

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These non-judgmental hubs are a good place to find local support services, information and help. What is provided depends on the centre, so it is best to get to know…
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Super Trooper: Superannuation

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Why would I need this information? Compulsory superannuation has existed in Australia for almost three decades, so most women in their 50s and 60s have some superannuation. However, women tend…
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Hotlines

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Ready to get started? There are a number of support services available. Seniors Enquiry Line - 1300 135 500 Outside Queensland: 07 3867 2500 You can also visit seniorsenquiryline.com.au and qld.gov.au/seniors The…