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IRT Foundation. Empowering older Australians to live free from disadvantage

IRT Foundation tackles homelessness, ageism and social isolation head on. Why? Because disadvantage doesn’t discriminate.

15,000 people over the age of 55 are homeless on any given night.

Long-term unemployment amongst mature-age workers is on the rise.

Men over the age of 85 are three times more likely to commit suicide.

We’re working to change this, and you can help. Support our work or donate online.

Help us make change happen

Every dollar you donate supports our work to empower older Australians live free from disadvantage.

IRT Foundation - creating a better world for all older Australians

Supported housing

We help older Australians facing homelessness find stable accommodation that’s right for them.

Our team works directly with at-risk clients to help them find safe and secure housing.

Enablement services

We are committed to helping people beyond their front door.

We help clients navigate complex systems, such as My Aged Care, and link them to appropriate services that address their individual needs.

Get involved

We assist older people to enjoy paid work, volunteering and social activities.

Volunteer with IRT Foundation and make a real difference to the lives of older Australians.


Help us create change


Our advocacy, mature age workforce and volunteering programs make it easier for older Australians to be valued, contribute to their communities and stay connected.

Help with housing, service linkage, advocacy or social activities. You’d be surprised what you can do with IRT Foundation.


Partner with us

Have you got an idea to combat disadvantage amongst older Australians? Are you breaking new ground in addressing issues in health, wellbeing and safety for our seniors?

At IRT Foundation we believe in the power of working together.

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Wollongong Homeless Street Count 2019

The inaugural Wollongong Homeless Street Count will take place overnight on 18/19 February, between the hours of 12am and 3am. The count is relying on…

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