Ex-academic experienced homelessness for 10 years

January 13, 2021

A 66-year-old former academic who lost his sight and career, then slipped into homelessness for over a decade, finally received some good news.

The man, who worked at universities in Australia and in the US, had no support network and spent his life savings trying to regain his vision.

The Haymarket Foundation’s Rapid Response team navigated the aged care system, securing a permanent home in a retirement community for over-55s, where he has been able to get holistic support with his daily living needs.

He has now reconnected with old colleagues and friends.

Read this and other stories in the Haymarket Foundation’s annual report

Photo credit: Joel Pratley