'It's shameful': Focus Ireland calls for urgent action to support elderly homeless people

FOCUS IRELAND HAS launched an online campaign calling for the government to take urgent action to ensure no one over the age of 65 is homeless. The latest figures from the Department of Housing show that there were 119 people over 65 years old living in emergency accommodation in February 2018, a 40% increase on the February 2016 figure of 85.

Understanding housing precarity: more than access to a shelter, housing is essential for a decent life

Finnerty & O’Connell’s (2017) 'Changing Precarities in the Irish housing system: supplier-generated changes in security of tenure for domiciled households' is a careful analysis of changing Irish housing policy settings in recent decades, that sheds rare light on the specific policy mechanisms which increasing housing precarity.

ALONE call for greater housing options for older people as the Land Development Agency is launched

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed yesterday’s launch of the state-sponsored Land Development Agency (LDA), but is urging that housing options for older people are carefully considered. Following the announcement to create 150,000 new homes over the next 20 years and provide long-term stability in the housing market, ALONE is calling on the LDA to develop a

Designing Homes for an Ageing Population

Improved health and longevity in Ireland will lead to significant advances in how long people choose to work into old age, and presents huge opportunities for new thinking about positive attitudes towards ageing. As discussed in this report, this will place demands on Ireland’s social welfare and pensions system, and – without reform of housing policy the need for nursing homes and acute hospital

Exploring the Housing Needs of Older People in Standard and Sheltered Housing

It is clearly important that the most appropriate models of housing provision for older people are investigated, and this is particularly important for older people living in social housing who may be at more risk of adverse life outcomes. However, there is a paucity of research investigating the opinions and attitudes of older people themselves.

Housing for Older People: Future Perspectives

As people age they spend more time in their own homes. This means that older people’s quality of life, and thus their health, can depend on the appropriateness of their home environment and the conditions in which they live. For many, living in adapted or specialist housing reduces reliance on health services and can contribute to a greater sense of wellbeing.

Housing and Ireland’s Older Population

It is sometimes argued that residential immobility on the part of older people results in the sub-optimal allocation of the housing stock. If older people remain in larger houses, then such houses are not available for the next generation of younger families.

Housing conditions of Ireland’s older population - Implications for physical and mental health

A vital component of successful ageing is functional independence and good quality of life. Good housing conditions are important to maintain good mental and physical health.

Housing conditions of Ireland’s older population: Implications for physical and mental health

A vital component of successful ageing is functional independence and good quality of life. Good housing conditions are important to maintaining good mental and physical health.

Report on the Housing and Support Needs of Cluid's Older Tenants

Clúid Housing is an independent not-for profit charity that develops and provides high quality, affordable housing for people who cannot afford to buy their own home or pay for private rented housing. Clúid currently owns or leases approximately 5,200 homes across the country. In 2014 we decided to develop an Older Persons’ Housing Strategy.
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