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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.

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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.

Latest news from IRT
Foundation

 
 

New video from IRT Foundation shares older people's stories of homelessness

https://youtu.be/f8nsDp4o7RMIn an effort to raise awareness and funding to support older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, IRT Foundation has launched a…

18 March 19
Giving Back
 
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The benefits of living in a retirement village

Have you been wondering whether it’s time to downsize but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re starting to think your family home no longer…

12 March 19
Retirement Living

Upcoming IRT
Foundation events

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Jun

IRT Foundation Race Day Fundraiser

Save the date! 15 June 2019 Join IRT Foundation for an exciting and delicious luncheon at Kembla Grange Racecourse, NSW's premier racecourse south of Sydney.…

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