This morning Clúid launched a research report, A Home for Life: the housing and support needs of Clúid’s older tenants with a seminar in its Dublin office. The research was commissioned by Clúid and carried out by a team from the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, University College Cork. The research is funded by the Adrian Norridge Research Bursary.
Opening the seminar, with a presentation of the main findings and recommendations, was the researcher Dr Siobhán Fox from the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, University College Cork.
Professor Anthea Tinker from the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London then shared her perspective on housing and older people.
Later in the morning, Kathleen Lynch, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for Primary Care, Social Care (Disabilities & Older People) and Mental Health officially launched the research.
Michael O’Sullivan, formerly of Age Friendly Ireland, and now with Cork City Council, gave a presentation on assistive technology, followed by Seán Moynihan, CEO of ALONE who discussed how we can help older people to stay in their homes.
The press release from the day can be read here.