16 November - 'Researching and Responding to Homelessness


Joe Finnerty, Margaret Buckley & Mark Cullinane (School of Applied Social Studies, UCC) and Fr Peter McVerry (Founder of the Peter McVerry Trust)

Tuesday 16th November 1:30-15:00

Audience members can join us online (through Teams) or attend in person in the CACSSS Seminar Room, ORB.
Register at the following link: https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/pVz-Rm-GQk6S6e2HhiRVRQ,ooyyuygk3UiAa1YJiiL8Qg,Ylpr_QtLm0S8AyrocE3whQ,re3LcTr14k6lB_DwjMG4VQ,IebHAUSzek-YPSMNvfInWA,HbwY1S00SE2TYQ84dunQTA?mode=read&tenantId=46fe5ca5-866f-4e42-92e9-ed8786245545

Homeless persons are vulnerable to infectious diseases such as COVID-19 due to inadequate shelter and, in many cases, poor health. Ironically, public health measures (such as stay-at-home rules and social distancing) which restrict access to accommodation, to health, and to other supports, potentially worsen the vulnerability of this already marginal population. Homeless services can play a key role in mitigating their heightened vulnerability. In this seminar, a research team from UCC will present findings from a study of a leading Irish homeless service provider in its responses to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fr Peter McVerry will give his perspective on the housing and homelessness crisis, and on how academics and researchers can best provide evidence to policy makers.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

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College Office, Room G31 ,Ground Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building, UCC