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Recent statistics from the last census show the levels of homelessness experienced by older people and recent migrants.

Recent statistics show older people made up 16% of Australians experiencing homelessness and recent migrants 15% in the last census (2016). The guests on this podcast are Debbie Georgopoulos, CEO of the Women's Housing Company, which provides housing for single women in NSW.  She says most of them are aged over 55, and John Blewonski, the CEO of VincentCare who says the rough sleepers they see on the street each night are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the crisis of homelessness.

Radio National Life Matters

Duration: 16 mins 20 secs

Broadcast: Friday 16 March 2018, 9:06am

Resource: ABC