Traveller Accommodation Expert Review: Prepared by an independent Expert Group on behalf of the Minister of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

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Title: Traveller Accommodation Expert Review: Prepared by an independent Expert Group on behalf of the Minister of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
Authors: Norris, MichelleJoyce, DavidNorton, Conor
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/12506
Date: Jul-2019
Online since: 2021-09-27T12:10:39Z
Abstract: This report sets out an integrated set of recommendations intended to improve the effectiveness of the arrangements for providing accommodation for members of the Traveller community, which were established by the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act, 1998. These recommendations address four key themes: - delivery reflecting need, - planning, - capacity and resources and, - governance. The review concludes that the arrangements established by the 1998 Act have significant strengths and have enabled the delivery of significant amounts of accommodation for Travellers, but they have failed to meet the full scale of accommodation need among this community. This is evidenced by the extremely high rate of Traveller homelessness, the increase in numbers of Traveller households sharing accommodation and living in overcrowded conditions, and the uneven record of delivery of Traveller-specific accommodation among local authorities and also approved housing bodies. Therefore, it is time to overhaul the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act, 1998 and other relevant legislation and policies which impact on accommodation provision for Travellers.
Funding Details: Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
Type of material: Technical Report
Publisher: Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
Keywords: Irish TravellersProvision of accommodationPolicy makingTraveller accommodation programmesLocal Traveller Accomodation Consultative CommitteesIreland
Other versions: https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/rebuilding-ireland/report-expert-review-group-traveller-accommodation-july-2019
https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/joint_committee_on_housing_planning_and_local_government/2019-11-13/3/
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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