As part of the Scotland 2030 programme, run by the think tank at the Scottish Parliament, Scotland Future’s Forum, a seminar about recent research into housing and ageing was held in January. LGiU’s Isla Whateley attended, and blogs about what she learned.
Members of Cork Older Peoples Council, Elizabeth Maddox (Chair) and Liz Downes (Vice Chair), blog about the National Housing Summit that took place in November 2018, and the specific issues facing older people when it comes to housing, as well as their own ideas about what would work.
Changing demographics and the housing crisis are two pertinent issues facing local authorities in Ireland, and we’re seeing that they can be effectively addressed together – through home sharing initiatives. Elder Home Share matches up vetted accommodation seekers to live with elderly homeowners in their own home as a home share companion. Here, its founder, Saoirse Sheridan, […]
LGiU Ireland’s Hannah Muirhead explores the key learnings from a workshop looking at the relationship between housing, homelessness and health, and what we in local government might do about it.