Dublin Age Friendly Housing with Support

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As part of the delivery of the ‘Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness 2016’, a series of ‘Pathfinder Projects’ were identified. The Dublin Age Friendly Housing with Support project is one of just two Pathfinder projects focused on meeting older people’s housing with support needs.

What makes this project so unique is the development of the partnership/interagency approach, the development of the project vision which represented the shared understanding of Housing with Support and the funding model; with funding for the project  from the Department of Housing and also the HSE providing extra funding for community facilities.  A key component of the project is the evaluation that is built in at each phase of the project (three phases) identifying strengths and weaknesses as the project progresses and the development of a  toolkit which will act as a roadmap for future Housing with Support projects.

The project is a joint venture including the Dublin City Council, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, HSE, Department of Health, Irish Council for Social Housing, Rebuilding Ireland and Dublin Age Friendly City. The Housing Agency managed the evaluation of the first phase of the project.