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Blue house on quiet street BlogHomelessness
August 7, 2020

Queensland’s oldest charity launches much-needed guide to empower alarming number of older women facing homelessness in the state

Queensland’s oldest charity has turned its attention to focus on supporting the growing number of older women who are facing housing uncertainty. Senior women facing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic…
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August 5, 2020

Intersectional vulnerabilities: How COVID-19 has affected society’s most defenceless

Words by Mollie Matthews For those sleeping rough, lockdown has made life more difficult than ever before. Businesses are closed. Public bathrooms are shut. Shelters are overflowing, with food donations…
older woman looking at finances Blog
June 9, 2020

Funding fast-tracks new program to help end homelessness for older women in QLD

It will soon be easier for older women experiencing homelessness or at risk of being homeless in Queensland to navigate their way to a better life, as Eastern Star Foundation…
April 23, 2020

Why staying at home and self-isolation is a privilege not all can access

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australians are being told to stay home and stay safe. But what if you don’t have a home – or your home isn’t…
April 8, 2020

The Lady Musgrave Trust appoints new Director

We are proud to announce that Allison McKelvie has been appointed as Director of The Lady Musgrave Trust. Established in 1885, The Lady Musgrave Trust is Queensland’s oldest charity, and…
March 6, 2020

Five money traps to avoid at all costs

Mark Bates, a UnitingCare financial counsellor who spoke at The Lady Musgrave Trust 11th Annual Women and Homelessness Forum, calls out five things that we should stop wasting money on.…
February 6, 2020

Six myths about debt

Mark Bates, a UnitingCare financial counsellor who spoke at The Lady Musgrave Trust 11th Annual Women and Homelessness Forum, dispels six myths about debt that he encounters far too often.…
Older Women Homeless BlogNews
January 6, 2020

Queensland’s oldest charity wants to end homelessness for older women

The Lady Musgrave Trust has announced a bold new initiative in response to the alarming increase in older women facing homelessness. The Queensland charity — dedicated to sheltering vulnerable women…
Lady Musgrave Lodge Blog
November 6, 2019

Lady of the Lodge takes a stroll down memory lane

The Lady Musgrave Lodge was demolished decades ago, but Dawn Reed remembers it like she was there yesterday. “Oh, it was a magnificent building,” Dawn says. “It had a wonderful…