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April 2009

Older People's Experiences of Housing Exclusion in Ireland: An Exploratory Study
Karin O’Sullivan and Dr Marianne Breen, Merchants Quay Ireland

Improving the quality of life of older people is a primary concern of the NCAOP. Quality of life research has consistently highlighted the importance of living in a home and neighbourhood that feels safe, facilitates access to local facilities, enhances independence and control over one’s life, and facilitates the retention of a role in society. Therefore the quality, security and location of an older person’s accommodation are key determinants of his/her quality of life. This exploratory study was commissioned by the NCAOP to explore the experiences, perceptions, preferences and needs of older people experiencing housing exclusion.

Click here to download the findings and Council's recommendations [PDF | 1MB].
Click here to download the report [PDF | 625KB].


Dec 2007
Report No. 102

The Role and Future Development of Supportive Housing for Older People in Ireland
Kevin Cullen, Sarah Delaney and Ciarán Dolphin

The first such report into supportive housing in Ireland, this report provides a detailed picture of the number of supportive housing units, where they are located, and the organisations and bodies that currently provide such accommodation for older people. It highlights a range of issues that are critical to the future development of the sector, including: the need for increased capital and revenue funding for voluntary housing providers; and the need for increased input from the Health Service Executive into supportive housing schemes in general.

Click here for the full text: The Role and Future Development of Supportive Housing for Older People in Ireland PDF document, link opens file in new window [2.9 MB].


May 1989
Report No. 20

Sheltered Housing in Ireland: Its Role and Contribution in the Care of the Elderly
Joyce O'Connor, Helen Ruddle and Marie O'Gallagher

This report looks at the extent and nature of the provision of sheltered housing in Ireland. It explores the experiences and perceptions of both service providers and older people themselves.

Click here for the full text: Sheltered Housing in Ireland: Its Role and Contribution in the Care of the Elderly PDF document, link opens file in new window [1.5 MB].


December 1985
Report No. 10

Housing of the Elderly in Ireland

This report considers a wide range of issues relating to the housing of older people in Ireland. It discusses local authority provision, voluntary housing, private rented accommodation and sheltered housing, as well as alarm/communication systems. The report also contains population projections by both county and planning region at five-year intervals up to the year 2006, together with projections of the number of older people living alone for the same period.

Click here for the full text: Housing of the Elderly in Ireland PDF document, link opens file in new window [1.3 MB].

 

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