Older people

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has been caring for older people since the 1940s and continues today with an approach that recognises the importance of family, friends and community.

However, many older Australians face disadvantage in the areas of housing, aged care services, health care and transport. Poverty not only relates to a lack of finances but also a lack of support, goods and services. A great number of people can be disconnected from community life.

The Brotherhood recognises the diverse and sometimes complex needs of many older people which we support through the following services:

The Brotherhood is also involved in research which helps develop policy options for governments in areas such as affordable housing, employment, taxation and retirement incomes.

For more information please view our Retirement and ageing integrated plan 2008-2012 (PDF file, 788 KB)

We are always keen to have volunteers work with us. If you would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you.

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