No, at this stage the project is only available in the Sunshine Coast and Noosa Council catchments. However, there is a strong possibility that the project will expand after it’s evaluation, so we encourage you to subscribe so we can keep you up to date.
Single women over the age of 55 are the fastest growing demographic affected by homelessness in Australia. They have longer life expectancy but on average have accumulated lesser levels of wealth. For these reasons we are focused on single women for the pilot project. The Anti-Discrimination Act (Qld.) 1991 says that a person or organisation may do an act to benefit the members of a group of people with an attribute for whose welfare the act was designed if the purpose of the act is not inconsistent with the Act.
Better Together is focused on helping those located on the Sunshine Coast. This project does not have housing but we have relationships with real estate agents, housing managers, community service organisations and aged care providers – all of which have housing options that may suit people that want to participate in this project.
No. We believe that that the women involved in this program can live independently. If you need support for any reason, we are more than happy to help organise the right support services for you. Once a share house relationship is established we will no longer be involved.
No. People that share are not carers, they are someone you can share a home with. As your relationship develops, it would be your decision if and how you help each other. You may find you share a car ride to the shops or look after their pet when they go away. We encourage you to have open conversations with each other.