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Housing For Older People

Posted: Oct 29, 2020 By: Roslyn Molloy , Rory Mulholland Research area:  Social Housing, Housing For Older People
Thinking Ahead: The Financial Benefits of Investing in Supported Housing for Older People

The report Thinking Ahead: The Financial Benefits of Investing in Supported Housing for Older People was conducted as part of a range of recommended actions under the policy statement ‘Housing Options for Our Ageing Population’, published by the Government in March 2019.

Carried out by The Housing Agency, this research found that, by supporting people to live in homes suited to their needs, an average annual Government saving of €4,650 per person can be made, compared to that individual remaining in their current home or moving into long term residential care.

The figures are based on the provision of Supported Housing for 11,400 people over the next 10 years, a number derived from expected projections in Ireland’s population aged over 80.

The report Thinking Ahead: The Financial Benefits of Investing in Supported Housing for Older People is available here.

Attitudinal Survey of Mature Homeowners

On 29 October 2020 the Minister for State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke TD, launched both the above report, and the Attitudinal Survey of Mature Homeowners, which was conducted by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service.

You can read the Attitudinal Survey of Mature Homeowners here.

Posted: Sep 10, 2020 By: roslynmolloy , ursulamcanulty , séinhealy and annemurphy Research area:  Social Housing, Private Rented Sector, Owner Occupied, Housing For Older People, Demand, Design
Apartment Living in Ireland 2019

Housing Agency National Study of Irish Housing Experiences, Attitudes and Aspirations in Ireland - Apartment Living in Ireland 2019.  This study set out to find out how satisfied people living in apartments were with their homes.

The information in this research study was collected by: face-to-face Interviews with more than 500 people living in apartments, two focus groups with families with young children living in apartments and two focus groups with older renters, a literature review and a summary of recent policy changes, legislation and guidelines that impact on the development of apartment living.

The report is available here.

Posted: Apr 01, 2018 By: Housing Agency Research area:  Housing For Older People
Housing for Older People: Housing Agency Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

This is a submission from the Housing Agency to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government on "Housing for Older People" on 27th April 2018.  

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Posted: Jan 01, 2018 By: Dr Kathy Walsh Research area:  Housing For Older People, Design
Dublin Age Friendly Housing with Support Model - Summary

This is a summary document of a report, jointly commissioned by Dublin City Council and the Housing Agency, contains the results of an evaluation of the first phase of the Inchicore Housing with Support Demonstration prototype. The overall aim of this housing project is to develop a new model of housing for older people where care, support and community dimensions are provided onsite, integrated into the community and designed with older people at the centre.  A toolkit was also developed to provide a guide for social housing providers interested in developing Housing with Support projects for older people.  The research and reports were completed by Dr. Kathy Walsh. 

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Posted: Jan 01, 2018 By: Dr Kathy Walsh Research area:  Housing For Older People, Design
How to Develop a Housing with Support Scheme for Older People: Framework Toolkit

This toolkit has emerged from research, jointly commissioned by Dublin City Council and the Housing Agency, which examined the first phase of the Inchicore Housing with Support Demonstration prototype. The overall aim of this housing project is to develop a new model of housing for older people where care, support and community dimensions are provided onsite, integrated into the community and designed with older people at the centre.  The toolkit was developed to provide a guide for social housing providers interested in developing Housing with Support projects for older people.  The research and reports were compiled by Dr Kathy Walsh.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2018 By: Dr Kathy Walsh Research area:  Housing For Older People, Design
Dublin Age Friendly Housing with Support Model

This report, jointly commissioned by Dublin City Council and the Housing Agency, contains the results of an evaluation of the first phase of the Inchicore Housing with Support Demonstration prototype. The overall aim of this housing project is to develop a new model of housing for older people where care, support and community dimensions are provided onsite, integrated into the community and designed with older people at the centre.  A toolkit was also developed to provide a guide for social housing providers interested in developing Housing with Support projects for older people.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2018 By: Roslyn Molloy and Isoilde Dillon Research area:  Housing For Older People
Thinking Ahead: Independent and Supported Housing Models for an Ageing Population

This report details 19 case studies of housing for older people across Ireland with varying scales of support services.  It showcases best practice examples of housing projects developed / being developed.  The report includes lessons learned from schemes developed and managed by local authorities, housing associations and by the private sector. 

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Posted: Jan 01, 2016 By: Amárach Research , Ronan Lyons , Lorcan Sirr and Innovations Delivery Research area:  Housing For Older People
Housing for Older People - Thinking Ahead

This research was commissioned by the Housing Agency and Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange (ISAX).  The report reviews the housing needs of an ageing population.  Specifically it  examines the current and future housing requirements and aspirations of Ireland's older citizens, it identifies what policy structures are required to meet these needs, and what are the likely policy implementation blockages and how might these be overcome.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2013 By: Housing Agency Research area:  Housing For Older People, Housing for People with a Disability
Review of the Housing Grants for Older People and People with a Disability

This report presents the findings of a Review Group which was convened by the Housing Agency to examine the Older Persons and Disability Grant Schemes for Private Houses and makes recommendations as to how the Grants can become more focused and targeted to those most in need.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2010 By: David Silke , Noëlle Cotter Research area:  Housing For Older People
Pilot Central Heating and Insulation Scheme for Older People Evaluation

The Pilot Central Heating and Insulation Scheme was targeted at 150 privately owned homes occupied by people over age 65 with incomes of approximately €30,000 or less per year in the Ballyfermot, Whitehall and Crumlin areas of Dublin. The intention of this scheme was to contribute towards the reduction in fuel poverty in Ireland and to facilitate older people to remain in their own homes and communities for as long as possible through associated health gains.  This report details the findings from the evaluation as well as providing some contextual information on similar initiatives.

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