Our homes play a fundamental role in our wellbeing. Yet, growing numbers of older people are entering retirement with rental uncertainty or mortgage stress. We believe we can improve wellbeing for older people and reinvent how we live for Australians of all ages.
Changing the way we view our homes opens up the possibility of solving housing stress for people as they age. Through partnering with business, government, older people and importantly those with a passion to influence, TACSI is seeking to explore solutions that will change the way housing is delivered.
We believe that all Australians have the right to age well, not just those who can afford it.
Our research has shown that people as they age are seeking:
- Security of tenure and control of space
- Design for connectedness, wellbeing and adaptability
- Models to adopt and adapt to co-living
The essence of social innovation is to work with people’s lived experience to identify opportunities and solutions and then test these to find ways to engage, validate and scale in the real world.
More insight can be found in the
Starting the Innovation Age paper.
To lead change across the five opportunities, we’ve tested the following solutions:
Building a new approach that enables older women to create safe and secure co-living situations
Reliable Rental Policy
Changing the legislative framework to increase outcomes for older tenants
Building a movement for change through private landlords who want to achieve better outcomes for older tenants
Combating Social Isolation
A behavioural approach building social capability of people at risk of loneliness, to make and sustain friendship as they age
Turning households into places of care and community connection as an alternative to institutionally based options
Scaling a proven model of peer to peer support for family carers to continue in their caring role. Visit the Weavers website.
Change can’t happen at scale without collaboration, so we continue to build a significant range of relationships across Australia and across sectors, including a national impact network for ageing well.
Come work with us!
Contact Kerry Jones – Principal: Ageing, Disability and Partnerships
This work has been generously funded by the JO and JR Wicking Trust who are seeking to make systemic impact in ageing in Australia.