Age Friendly Ireland - Housing & Public Realm


Organisation profile

Shared Service Provider for Local Government Sector

Training aim

The course aims to further equip interested parties with essential knowledge and skills to maximise the age friendliness of their environment, and to ensure effective planning for older people is adequately considered and addressed in housing policy formulation and implementation.

Learning objectives

  • A fuller understanding of the current legislative and financial requirements relating to accessible housing and building design and increased awareness about the need for optimal responses over the coming years 

  • An appreciation of the principals of Universal Design and Lifetime housing and how local authorities, housing associations and private developers can cater for all potential users of dwellings (including domestic accommodation) including older people 

  • A reflection on learnings from national best practice, national policy and consultation and how it could be applied in their projects and in local policy making and implementation

Course outline

 The course is designed so that it can be delivered either in person or online. 

Trainer's profile

Tadhg McDonnell,BE CEng FIEI initially worked as a contractor, and latterly worked in the local government sector as Director of Services. Mairead Cranley is based in Donegal County Council and has a thematic lead in providing support to the national training programmes been delivered by Age Friendly Ireland.

Course duration

2.5 Hours

Assessment & certification

Certificate of Attendance

Who should attend

Staff involved in the provision of Housing, Planning, Transportation and Community functions, including those involved in the provision of Public Realm infrastructure and walkable streets.