6 episodes

The Focus Ireland Podcast hosted by Clare McKenna explores the complexities involved across the spectrum of homelessness.
 
In each episode, Broadcaster and Podcaster Clare McKenna, along with an array of guests, delves into the nuances of homelessness, discussing the topics we don't normally have time to unpack in the media and elsewhere.
 
Welcome to the Focus Ireland Podcast.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The Focus Ireland Podcast hosted by Clare McKenna explores the complexities involved across the spectrum of homelessness.
 
In each episode, Broadcaster and Podcaster Clare McKenna, along with an array of guests, delves into the nuances of homelessness, discussing the topics we don't normally have time to unpack in the media and elsewhere.
 
Welcome to the Focus Ireland Podcast.

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    Episode 6: How do you move on from homelessness?

    Episode 6: How do you move on from homelessness?

    In the final episode of the series Clare poses the question of moving on from the trauma of homelessness and how Focus Ireland support customers through trauma informed practices. Clare is joined by Paul Kelly, from youth services at Focus Ireland, and Catherine Keenan who has experienced homelessness trauma first hand.
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    • 30 min
    Episode 5: What can we learn from other countries about ending homelessness?

    Episode 5: What can we learn from other countries about ending homelessness?

    Clare is joined by internationally renowned Finnish homelessness expert Juha Kaakinen, formerly of the Y Foundation, and Joey McGoldrick who discuss homelessness prevention model Housing First's success in Finland and its application in Ireland.
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    • 33 min
    Episode 4: What should the Government be doing to tackle homelessness?

    Episode 4: What should the Government be doing to tackle homelessness?

    Mike Allen and Louise Bayliss from the Advocacy office at Focus Ireland are in the studio along with Professor Eoin O’Sullivan, School of Social Work and Social Policy, TCD. Clare unpacks the issue of the Government's role in the current crisis.
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    • 46 min
    Episode 3: What is homelessness? What is Focus Ireland doing to end homelessness?

    Episode 3: What is homelessness? What is Focus Ireland doing to end homelessness?

    In this episode Clare is joined by Focus Ireland Services' Leaders: Niamh Lambe; John O Haire and Adrian Quinn. They discuss what homelessness means for people experiencing it and how Focus Ireland supports people going through it.


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    • 54 min
    Episode 2: Why does Ireland have a homelessness crisis? The systems, historical and current, perpetuating the problem.

    Episode 2: Why does Ireland have a homelessness crisis? The systems, historical and current, perpetuating the problem.

    Clare speaks to Dr. Lorcan Sirr, Senior Lecturer in housing, planning and development, TUD and Kelly-Anne Byrne, Focus Ireland LEAP Ambassador.
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    • 51 min
    Episode 1: Who is homeless? The people behind the statistics.

    Episode 1: Who is homeless? The people behind the statistics.

    Newstalk Broadcaster, Clare McKenna, begins the series by talking with award winning journalist Kitty Holland. Clare is also joined by Joanne Beatty who talks about her experience of homelessness.
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Goooooools ,

Really informative - well worth a listen

This podcast gives a great understanding of homelessness and is well worth a listen for anyone who has an interest in social justice.

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