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Conference on Housing For Older People - Thinking Ahead

Conference on Housing For Older People - Thinking Ahead
11 Oct 2016

The Housing Agency today launched new research on housing for older people at a special symposium on housing in the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.

Speaking at the symposium today David Silke, Director of research at the Housing Agency said the following: “This new research is very valuable. We now for the first time have a detailed analysis of the housing market for older people which is important data for policy makers and other interested groups. By 2050 Ireland will be home to 458,000 people over the age of 80. Today only 130,000 people are over the age of 80 in this country.  There is a potential market for up to 100,000 purpose designed homes in Ireland and this represents €25 Billion worth of unmet need.”

The Research “Housing for older people – Thinking Ahead” was commissioned by the Housing Agency and Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange.  The research was undertaken by Gerard O’Neill, Amarach Research, with Dr Ronan Lyons (TCD), Dr Lorcan Sirr (DIT) and Keith Finglas Innovation Delivery.

Housing for Older People - Thinking Ahead Report

PowerPoint presentations from the Conference are available below

Anne Connolly -  ISAX

David Silke - Housing Agency

Ronan Lyons and Lorcan Sirr

John Wickham - DHPCLG

Bairbre NicAongusa - DHPCLG

Housing Agency - ISAX Survey results of 55+ years