Women over 55 currently sleeping rough or in severe housing stress will be able to seek shelter in new pop-up accommodation in Melbourne’s City of Port Phillip.
A 55-room aged care facility known as Claremont Home, operated by CaSPA Care, is currently vacant awaiting master planning for redevelopment. The goal is to use the building in the interim to provide housing for women, with the project hoping to be up and running before Christmas, and sign-off expected in coming weeks.
The development will provide:
- two room furnished suites with ensuite and laundry facilities in walking distance from Albert Park lake, the aquatic centre, public transport, shops and other services
- in-room microwave, fridge, television
- shared kitchen and dining facilities
- communal areas and gardens
- on-site concierge and support
SOURCE: Katie Camero (2017) Pop-up shelter for older women under housing stress to open in Melbourne. The Fifth Estate, 28 November 2017.
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