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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: Jul 11, 2019 By: Roslyn Molloy , Sein Healy , Ursula McAnulty Research area:  Social Housing, Private Rented Sector, Owner Occupied, Demand, Design, Place
Housing Experiences of Renters and Owners in Ireland: Reports 3 & 4

This report is based on findings from the Housing Agency National Study of Irish Housing Experiences, Attitudes and Aspirations in Ireland, and focuses on the housing experiences of renters and owners in Ireland.

The focus of this study is on housing tenure, and examines levels of satisfaction within homes and neighbourhoods.  Tenure is analysed in more detail in the rented sector, with an analysis and comparison of social and private rented housing, while in the homeownership sector there is analysis and comparison of those who own their home with or without a mortgage. 

The report is available here

A working paper discussing the findings is available here.

 

 

Posted: Jan 01, 2018 By: Housing Agency and Urban Agency Research area:  Design
Quality Apartments and Urban Housing

This handbook provides architects, planners, developers and other housing professionals in the private and public sector with an introduction to the elements that contribute to the design of good quality apartments and urban housing. By considering a range of layouts and typologies and by drawing on examples from around Europe the guide aims to demonstrate the potential of good design to make apartments the dwellings of choice.

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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, 2016 By: The Housing Agency Research area:  Design
Workshop of Design Standards for Apartments.  Feedback Report

This report provides feedback from a workshop convened by the Housing Agency  which examined the details of the implementation of recently published Design Standards for Apartments.The purpose of the workshop was to examine certain aspects of the standards contained within the guidelines with the objective of giving a feedback report to the DECLG, on evidence from, and assessment by, practitioners of the guidelines and how best they might be implemented.

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Posted: Jan 01, 2016 By: Áine O’Reilly , Emer Whelan and Isoilde Dillon Research area:  Housing for People with a Disability, Design
Design for Mental Health - Housing Design Guidelines

This report was jointly commissioned by the Housing Agency and the Health Services Executive. These housing design guidelines assist those living with persistent mental health conditions. This is the first time any such design guidelines targeting this cohort of the population have been produced anywhere in the world. The Housing Agency and the HSE have drawn together best practice in home design for people living with enduring and life altering mental health conditions into design guidelines to help facilitate independent living.

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