Changing Perceptions

Stigma and Social Housing in Ireland


Today (Thursday, 30th March) Changing Perceptions – Stigma and Social Housing in Ireland was launched by Mr Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government. This research, which was commissioned by Clúid Housing, assesses the scale and impact of stigma on social housing in Ireland, and outlines a range of responses.

A half-day seminar presented the key findings and recommendations from the report; as well as first-hand insights and experiences of tackling stigma in social housing. Speakers included:

Launch of research report

Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government;

Stigma and Irish social housing

Dr. Michelle Norris, Head of School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD;

Stigma in social housing tenants’ experiences

Dr. Michael Byrne, Lecturer at the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD;

Strategies to combat stigmatisation of social housing

Anna Carnegie, Research Assistant, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD;

Wall in the Head

John McKeever, Caretaker at Clarion Quay;

”We’re from Fatima, mighty, mighty Fatima”  The stigmatisation of a community – The internal and external challenges

Joe Donohoe, Director of Fatima Groups United.

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