The Right to Belong
Exploring the experience of housing security and insecurity for older Tasmanians

Anglicare Tasmania’s Social Action and Research Centre (SARC) is conducting research to learn more about how housing security – or insecurity – affects older people.  We want to understand older Tasmanians’ housing experiences, their sense of choice and control over where and how they live, and how these things affect their wellbeing.

We will share what we learn with you, our community and with governments and housing services.  It will support us to advocate for housing and housing policy that:

  • better meets the needs of older people, including planning for lifelong housing
  • reduces harms caused by insecure or inappropriate housing.

Report coming soon.

Confidentiality and Ethics

This study has been approved by the University of Tasmania Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) H0028945.

Participation in this research is confidential and data is stored to ensure privacy and confidentiality.  If you have any questions about this research, you can contact:

Researcher, Dr Susan Banks

Email: susanb@staging-anglicare.kingsdigital.dev

Phone: 03 6213 3577


SARC Coordinator – Mary Bennett


Phone: 03 6213 3566

About Dr Susan Banks

Dr Susan Banks is a social researcher with the Social Action and Research Centre at Anglicare Tasmania.

Susan’s research has focused on meaning, identity, and the participation and inclusion of people from marginalised groups. Her PhD (2016) was a study of the interactions between people with disability and older people and their support workers.

Susan has worked in projects to better understand and meet the health and mental health needs of rural and remote Queenslanders, to build knowledge and better supports for older people, and she led the Tasmanian preventive health Anticipatory Care Project.

She is also a member of the Preventing Elder Abuse Tasmania research group, which conducts research into service responses to elder abuse.

Susan has long grey hair, a floral shirt and is wearing glasses and smiling.