Reports, Papers and Submissions

OWN Guide to My Aged Care

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OWN’s Guide to My Aged Care


Enhancing the health and wellbeing of older women through the Bankstown OWN Wellness Centre.
Report prepared by Dr Pat Bazeley, Adjunct Professor, and Dr Jane Mears, Associate Professor, Western Sydney University, for the Older Women’s Network of NSW (Inc.), South Western Sydney Local Health District

July, 2017
2018 Evaluation Report

‘Not all our bits work perfectly, let’s look after the bits that still do’
Enhancing the health and wellbeing of older women
Report to FACS, 2016
Prepared by: Pat Bazeley, Research Support P/L


The Older Women’s Network NSW Annual Report 2018

 

 

 

The Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into Elder Abuse

OWN NSW’s submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into Elder Abuse

The Australian Law Reform Commission released an Issues Paper on’Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse’ in 15 June 2016 and called for public submissions. OWN NSW responded to ensure that the inquiry heard the older women’s perspective on the issue of elder abuse. Read OWN NSW’s full submission below…

Foundations for Change – Homelessness in NSW

Member Health Services Survey

OWN NSW & WEL respond to the NSW Family & Community Services’ Discussion Paper: Foundations for Change – Homelessness in NSW

In Sep 2016, the NSW Government released a discussion paper ‘Foundations for Change – Homelessness in NSW’ and called for submissions in response. Working together with Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL), OWN NSW strongly recommended to the NSW Government that any homelessness strategy arising from this consultation take the needs of older single women into account. Read OWN NSW’s and WEL’s full submission below…

Older Women’s Network NSW Inc. Member’s Survey on Access to Health Services 2013

Member Health Services Survey

2013 Member’s Survey on Access to Health Services.

This survey sought to uncover the primary methods of health services access in an attempt to identify where age and gender played a significant role in delivery of a range of health services across the regions in which OWN member groups were operating. Every response is a reflection of how these women engage with their community, with each other, with health services in particular – and how they assert their rights to health and maintain their wellbeing through a network of complex connections.

OWN NSW will endeavour to progress the recommendations arising from this report with the help and support of our members, partner organisations and the government departments responsible.

Active Ageing, Wellness and Falls Prevention for Older Women.

Scope

A scoping study conducted on behalf of the Older Women’s Network NSW Inc. for the Statewide Women’s Health Network.

Reported by Jane Mears, Sonia Laverty and Pat Bazeley, based on data provided by Deborah Sharp and Gina Vizza with funding from the NSW Ministry of Health.

OWN NSW The Three Rs: Rights, Roadblocks and Resilience

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OWN NSW The Three Rs: Rights, Roadblocks and Resilience – A Challenge to Ageism Forum.

Download Forum presentations and for more information below.

Prevention of Violence Against Older Women

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The Disappearing Age

With funding from a NSW Domestic and Family Violence Grant, OWN NSW has conducted a mapping exercise of our knowledge of violence against older women and document examples of good practice to prevent the violence.

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Speech presented by The Hon. Carmel Tebbutt NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Health.

 

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Speech presented by Elizabeth Broderick Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination.

 

OWN NSW submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Grey Areas

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OWN NSW submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Grey Areas – Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws.

The Older Women’s Network NSW Inc. (OWN NSW) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the important issues raised in the Australian Law Reform Commission Issues Paper on barriers to older people and employment. We are particularly concerned about the barriers experienced by older women, and the cumulative and structural discrimination impacting on capacity and increasing vulnerability to poverty, social exclusion and homelessness.

It Could be You

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It Could be You – Report on homeless older women

Who are the homeless and who is at risk of homelessness? We rarely think about older working women as a potential wave of homeless people but, according to the evidence, that is exactly the problem we face – a problem for which we are poorly prepared.

How Could They

Safe as Houses (Cover)

How Could They – 5 brochures for older women to resolve legal and financial issues and to strengthen their position

These brochures have been developed by and for older women, based on real situations. In an environment of increasing social and financial pressure, older women must also ensure that they do not jeopardise their own security when asked to help those they love. These brochures have been developed by and for older women, based on real situations.

Wellness Reports

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Kicking Up Autumn Leaves – Summary

The report Kicking Up Autumn Leaves is based on the stories of wellness told by 43 older women. The report describes how the stories were gathered, what they reveal about wellness, and highlight significant policy implications for older women’s health.

 

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Kicking Up Autumn Leaves – Full report

In this report we provide an inspiring story about older women’s initiative, creativity and determination in relation to wellness. Throughout the document the women’s voices provide clear and timely commentary and insight about wellness.