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Housing For Travellers

Posted: Mar 23, 2021 By: Michelle Norris , Angela Palmer , Joanne Kelleher and Jim Campbell , School of Social Policy , Social Work and Social Justice , UCD Research area:  Social Housing, Housing For Travellers
Review of Local Authority Social Workers and Personnel Employed to Assist Travellers with their Accommodation Needs

This report presents a review of the role of social workers and other personnel employed by local authorities specifically to assist Travellers with their accommodation needs.

It was commissioned by The Housing Agency on behalf of the Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

This publication was written by Michelle Norris, Angela Palmer, Joanne Kelleher and Jim Campbell, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, University College Dublin.

The report can be read here.

Since the mid-1960s, local authorities have employed social workers to support Travellers in meeting their accommodation needs. Since then, the nature and scale of the demands on local authority housing departments have changed and local authorities have taken on new housing responsibilities.

This report found continuing levels of  accommodation need among this community and makes a number of recommendations to improve the effectiveness of this service in the context of the wider local authority housing service. This includes the implementation of the recommendations of the Traveller Accommodation Expert Review 2019.

The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of The Housing Agency, the Minister of State or the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Posted: Jan 01, 2017 By: RSM PACEC Ltd. Research area:  Housing For Travellers, Private Rented Sector
Experience of Travellers in the Private Rented Sector

This report was commissioned by the Housing Agency and conducted by independent researchers.  The Housing Agency managed the project on behalf of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB, formerly the PRTB), the National  Traveller Accommodation  Consultative  Committee  (NTACC) and the National Traveller Roma Inclusion Steering Group (formerly NTMAC). The overall aim of the research is to provide greater understanding as to why some Travellers are accessing the PRS and to document Travellers’ experiences, including the pathways into the  sector, outcomes and impacts.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2017 By: RSM PACEC Ltd. Research area:  Housing For Travellers
Review of funding for Traveller-Specific Accommodation and the Implementation of Traveller Accommodation Programmes

This research was commissioned by the Housing Agency, who also managed the project on behalf of the National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee.  The research was carried out by independent researchers from RSM in association with Michelle Norris.  The research provides a review of funding for Traveller-specific accommodation since 2000, in the context of the delivery and implementation of local authority Traveller Accommodation Programmes.  The core objective of the review was to provide comprehensive answers regarding the scale of delivery across the country and the extent to which the homes provided met the identified needs of Travellers.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2014 By: KW Research & Associates Research area:  Housing For Travellers
Why Travellers Leave Traveller-specific Accommodation

This research report was commissioned by the Housing Agency for the National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee (NTACC).  It focuses on the reasons why Travellers leave Traveller-specific accommodation and possible approaches to addressing the issues arising. The research involved a survey for local authorities (to get an overview of the extent and nature of the problem nationally), case studies from three areas and consultations with National Traveller groups. The research includes recommendations and guidelines to enhance practice at a local level.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2008 By: Dermot Coates , Fiona Kane , Kasey Treadwell Shine Research area:  Housing For Travellers
Traveller-Specific Accommodation: Practice, Design and Management

This is the second in a series of three reports produced as part of a Traveller Accommodation Study by the Centre for Housing Research.  Traveller accommodation is a difficult area for local authorities to get right. Traveller families’ needs and preferences vary, can be difficult to clarify and if clear can be difficult to realise. Accessing appropriate sites throws up challenges; likewise the design and planning stages, construction, on-going management and maintenance, and inter-agency co-operation.  A core feature of this work has been the development and application of an indicator system to measure various aspects of Traveller accommodation provision. It is hoped that the indicator system might provide a framework on which national standards could be developed and agreed.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2008 By: Dermot Coates , Fiona Kane , Kasey Treadwell Shine Research area:  Housing For Travellers
Traveller Accommodation in Ireland:Review of Policy and Practice

This is the first in a series of three reports produced as part of a Traveller Accommodation Study.  This report reviews Traveller accommodation policy and practice in Ireland. It also refers to relevant European and UK developments that indirectly inform the Irish context and introduces the concept of quality of life.

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