Making Work Pay for People with Disabilities
Presented by the Irish Disability Studies Association (IDSA) and Irish Social Policy Association (ISPA)
Thursday 23rd November 2017, at the Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier Street
Speakers: Frances Ruane and Eithne Fitzgerald
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Frances Ruane: Chair of the interdepartmental expert group responsible for the report) and Research Affiliate at the ESRI. Frances previously served as Director of the ESRI.
Eithne Fitzgerald: Formerly Head of Policy and Research at the National Disability Authority, was one of three independent experts who contributed to the production of the report.
The event was hosted by the Irish Social Policy Association and the Irish Disability Studies Association. Both Frances and Eithne made presentations, which can be accessed by clicking on their names, above, and there were questions and debate from the floor.
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)