Exploring the establishment of a statutory homecare scheme in Ireland
Presented by the Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) and Irish Social Policy Association (ISPA)
When: Friday, 26th May 2017, from 9.00 am
Where: Education Centre, Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6W
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The Irish Gerontological Society, in collaboration with the Irish Social Policy Association, was delighted to present an interdisciplinary symposium on reform in the provision of homecare in Ireland; specifically the development of an Irish statutory homecare scheme.
Key experts discussed aspects of such a statutory homecare scheme from a number of perspectives including clinical, economic and policy. This multi-dimensional exploration of the future of homecare in Ireland will situated attendees firmly in the policy making process, offering a unique opportunity to make an informed input during the consultative process of the scheme.
Speakers included: Brendan Courtney (RTE presenter), Elaine O Connor (Connolly Hospital & Irish Gerontological Society), Justin Moran (Age Action), Virginia Pye (Public Health Nursing, HSE), Maeve O'Brien (Department of Health), Dr. Rachel Kiersey (Health Research Board), Dr Catriona Murphy (Dublin City University/TILDA), Prof. Desmond O’Neill (Consultant Geriatrician, Tallaght Hospital), Padraic Fleming (SPHeRE/NUI Maynooth), Prof Eamon O'Shea (Irish Centre for Social Gerontology), Dr Siobhan Kennelly (National Clinical Care Programme for Older People) and Michael Fitzgerald (HSE Services for Older People)
Funding Higher Education: Why and How
Wednesday, 15th February 2017, 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Speaker: Peter Cassells (Maynooth University)
Chair of the Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education
The seminar, which was hosted in association with the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice at UCD, consisted of a presentation from Peter Cassells with questions and discussion afterwards.
Peter Cassells is Executive Director at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention at Maynooth University. He also chaired the recent Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education.
Investing in National Ambition – A Strategy for Funding Higher Education, the report of the Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education was published in March 2016. This presentation, based on the report and its findings, sets out the scale of long-term funding requirements for the higher education system. It identifies three funding options which can deliver the increased investment for institutions and students. They each have relative strengths and weaknesses but each one, depending on your perspective, is a credible and feasible option provided that it is implemented fully and in a committed and coherent manner. The choice between them will require careful consideration. The full report is available here: https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Policy-Reports/Investing-in-National-Ambition-A-Strategy-for-Funding-Higher-Education.pdf