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Start Date: 12/05/2022
Time of Event: 3pm
Ticket Price: Pay What You Feel
Public or Private: Public
Online or In-Person: Online
Organised By: Bealtaine Festival
Contact Phone No: 01 805 7713
Start Date: 12/05/2022
Ticket Price: Pay What You Feel
This Event is: Public
Online or In-person? Online
Organised By: Bealtaine Festival
Contact Phone No: 01 805 7713

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Event Description

In light of the social and structural deficits of long-term care revealed by the pandemic, as well as the forthcoming Professional Homecare Bill (2020), this discussion will take a cultural look at how we can develop and support more creative, personal, and enabling models of home care in Ireland. Professor Eamon O’Shea (NUIG) will chair the event, which will feature the Head of Standards at the Health Information & Standards Directorate HIQA, Niamh O Rourke, Actor Liam Burke, Independent Living Movement Ireland Strategies for Change Project Worker, Fiona Weldon.

In 2022, the Bealtaine discussion series will explore concepts of home, ageing in place and the impact of age itself on perceptions and framings of ageing. These conversations take place amidst the constitutionally protected status of the home in Ireland, the recent Homecare Bill, as well as the homelessness and housing crisis. These conversations also note the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic in both reframing understandings of how society ‘manages’ residential care for older people and a renewed emphasis on the importance of home. The 2022 series is devised in association with the National University of Ireland Galway.

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  • Link to Arts Council website