Focus Ireland Conference: "Ending Youth Homelessness"

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Thomond Park Events & Conferencing Facility

Cratloe Road

Limerick

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We are delighted to announce that Focus Ireland are holding a national conference on Ending Youth Homelessness in Ireland

This conference will also mark the launch of the Irish Coalition to End Youth Homelessness



What does youth homelessness look like in contemporary Ireland? How can we better respond to the housing and support needs of vulnerable young people and care leavers? What works and what are the key challenges? These are the types of questions which will be explored in next month's national conference on youth homelessness.


Running order:

10.00am Registration, Tea and Coffee

10.30am Opening: Sr Stan Kennedy - Founder of Focus Ireland

11.00am Living in Limbo: Youth Homelessness in Ireland

Chair: Dr Joe Finnerty (Lecturer, University College Cork)

  • Dr Paula Mayock (Assistant Professor, TCD) & Sarah Parker (PhD Canditate, TCD):“ Youth Homelessness: Key Findings from Longitudinal Research with Young People”

  • A young person’s perspective - Victoria

  • Q&A

12.00pm Young adults - The Forgotten Homeless

Chair: James Doorley (Deputy Director, National Youth Council of Ireland)

  • Dr Tom Boland (Lecturer, Waterford IT) and Dr Ray Griffin (Lecturer, Waterford IT) - Understanding Ireland's Youth Labour Market: The Wider Landscape of Homelessness.

  • Alison Connolly (Policy Officer, Focus Ireland) - Launch of the Irish Coalition to End Youth Homelessness

  • Q&A

12.45pm Lunch

1.30pm Housing Led solution to Youth Homelessness

Chair: Ger Spillane (Services Manager, Focus Ireland)

  • Eilis Lawlor (Director, Just Economics) and Niamh Bowen (Researcher, Just Economics): Evaluation of Limerick Youth Housing

  • Samara Jones (European Housing First Hub Coordinator, FEANTSA): Housing First for Youth in Europe and Canada

  • Q&A

2.40pm A Secure Home is Just the First Step

Chair: Ann Neville, Principal Social Worker Children in Care, Tusla Midwest

  • Catherine Murphy (Employment Focus, Focus Ireland) – Employment Focus: Facilitating transitions to the labour market among young care-leavers

  • Stuart Mulholland (Director and Childcare Consultant, Welltree, Scotland) –Radical Hope: Messages from Research with Children in the Scottish Care System

  • Q&A

3.45pm Conclusion: Mike Allen (Focus Ireland)

4.00pm Close (Tea and Coffee available)






This event will be of significant interest to policy-makers, stakeholders and practitioners working in the area of youth homelessness - across all agencies, bodies and organisations. The discussions will also be of interest to researchers and students working on youth homelessness, the experience of care-leavers and housing-led solutions.






CONFERENCE DETAILS

Date: Friday 15th September 2017

Time: 10:30am - 4:00pm
(registration from 10am)

Venue: Thomond Park Conference Venue, Cratloe Road, Limerick
GoogleMaps link here.

Cost: €20 via Eventbrite (students & unemployed free)

Teas, coffees and a light lunch will be provided.

Contact: sarah.sheridan@focusireland.ie or 01-881 5958 for any queries.


This event is supported by Human Dignity Foundation .


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Thomond Park Events & Conferencing Facility

Cratloe Road

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