NSW Trustee and Guardian (NSWTG) has officially apologised to the family of Steven Colley, a 57-year-old disabled man from Kingscliff, who died in squalid conditions after the NSWTG did not respond to repeated requests to repair the property.
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Over one million social and affordable homes are required by 2036 across Australia to address the increasing shortfall - 36,400 social housing properties and 14,800 affordable rental homes per year - according to a recent report by the UNSW City Futures Research Centre and Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) NSW.
Latest statistics show that the number of older Australians who are waiting for the right level of care is continuing to grow with almost 128,000 waiting for a home care package (HCP) that matches their specific needs; 1,000 more than the previous quarter and 23,000 more than December 2017.
With 64 per cent of homes testing positive for drug residue in the past year, the State Government sets to consider mandatory screening on rental properties contaminated with methamphetamine. According to the Real Estate Institute of Australia, the move to test whether properties have been used as drug labs or have residue from meth use, would be a first for Australia.
The federal government pledged an additional $662 million in funding for aged care and senior Australians just one day before the Royal Commission into aged care heard its first witness.