The University of Limerick will host a President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative Symposium: The Ethics of ‘Home’: Direct Provision, Homelessness, and Ireland’s Housing Policy on
Tuesday 24 June 2014, 12:30 – 2:30,
Exhibition Area, Limerick City Hall.
The symposium’s center is the morals of lodging strategy in the spaces of homelessness and immediate procurement (convenience for refuge seekers).
The Session will be Chaired by Dr Ronni Michelle Greenwood, Lecturer in Psychology at University of Limerick, a master on the Pathways Housing First Model for closure homelessness amongst grown-ups with complex needs.
Dr Eoin O’sullivan: Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin, an universal master on Irish Social Policy and Homelessness will open the gathering with a paper entitled ‘Establishments and the Production of Homelessness: Ethics, Service Provision and the Representation of Homelessness’.
Dr Daithi Downey: Deputy Director and Head of Policy and Service Delivery at the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE). Will talk on ‘Reframing lodging qualities towards a moral lodging arrangement’
Dr Liam Thornton: Graduate of UCC (BCL (Int.) & Phd), Lecturer in Law, Director of clinical lawful training in the School of Law, UCD will talk on “The Rights of Others: Asylum Seekers & Direct Provision in Ireland”
Some Further Information:
Since 1998, there have been 82,190 shelter applications made in Ireland up to April 2014. At the end of December 2013, the last date to which the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) have given month to month facts, just about 4,500 individuals were in immediate procurement. Of these, 1,666 are kids.
From the Housing Needs Assessment March 2011, which is led like clockwork: The net lodging need figure at present demonstrates that 98,318 families needed social lodging backing at 31st March 2011. The biggest class of need by a wide margin was those not able to meet the expense of settlement.
In Limerick, 2669 family units were on nearby power holding up rundown for lodging. 44% had been on the rundown for more than three years. Of these, 221 had been on the rundown for more than seven years.