CARE, HEALTH and HOUSING collaborative workshop

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 14:00 to 18:30
Learning Studio: The Digital Hub, Digital Depot, Roe Lane (off Thomas Street) Dublin 8, D08 TCV4, Ireland

This two day interdisciplinary and collaborative workshop will bring together people across academia, health and housing sectors to develop joint solutions to identify common ground and alleviate residents’ pressure on inadequate housing conditions. We intend to further develop an open access publication on emerging issues by exploring the experiences of social housing residents and community stakeholders in Dublin 8.


▪ Raise awareness on the right to adequate housing that must be “habitable”.
▪ Promote research collaboration between academia and local/national stakeholders to overcome the lack of information on housing quality at the community level to develop effective housing and health policies.
▪ Enhance residents’ empowerment in vulnerable communities to address violations of rights to adequate housing.
▪ Identify solutions needed across the system to transform health, community care and housing.

Collaborative Workshop

14:00 Registration
14:30 Opening Welcome and Workshop Overview.
Austin Campbell, Robert Emmet CDP The Digital Hub
Lidia KC Manzo, Milan University & Maynooth University: Why care, health and housing?
  • Crisis, Experiences and the Legislation
  • Gayle Cullen Doyle, Oliver Bond Residents Group: It's about Our Living Conditions, and Health, and Our Well Being
  • Solicitor from Community Law & Mediation: Using Law as a Tool for Change, Experience and Limitations
  • Questions from the floor
  • Rory Hearne, Maynooth University: The need of a Human Rights and a Health Housing Strategy
  • Collaborative dialogue facilitated by Margaret Dorgan
16:30 Coffee break
17:00 Healthy Homes, Air Quality and the Data

  • Leona Donaghy, Wholehearted Environments: Homes and Our Health
  • Jeffrey Roe, Tog Hackerspace: Grass Roots Community Air Quality Network
  • Kevin Credit, Maynooth University: The Power of Open Data for Healthier Homes
  • Collaborative dialogue facilitated by Margaret Dorgan
18:30 Closing Remarks


Attendance is free; please register below