The School of Social Work and Social Policy (TCD) and Focus Ireland are delighted to host two events on the topic of HOUSING FIRST on April 19th and 20th


REMINDER: The School of Social Work and Social Policy (TCD) and Focus Ireland are delighted to announce two events on the topic of HOUSING FIRST with guest speaker Professor Tim Aubry, a member of the National Research Team of the “At Home/Chez Soi” Housing First project in Canada.

On Tuesday 19th April at 6pm, Professor Aubry will present a public lecture on “Developing Housing First in Canada: The At Home / Chez Soi Demonstration Project” in Trinity College, Arts Building, 6th Floor, TRISS Seminar Room. For further details on this particular event, please contact Professor Eoin O’Sullivan at

On Wednesday 20th April from 12.30-14.00, there will be a lunchtime roundtable discussion with Professor Tim Aubry, Freek Spinnewijn (Director, FEANTSA) and Adrian Quinn (Housing First, Focus Ireland/Peter McVerry Trust). This discussion will explore lessons from the Canadian project for implementation of Housing First in an Irish and European context. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here 

Location of lunchtime event: Focus Ireland, The Chapel, George's Hill, Halston Street, Dublin 7 (map here). (Please note the earlier start time of 12.30pm)

Both of these events are open to all, and feel free to send on to your colleagues. We look forward to seeing you at either or both of these events.

For further details please email Sarah Sheridan (Research Officer, Focus Ireland):

Dr Tim Aubry is a professor in the School of Psychology and Senior Researcher at the Centre for research on Educational and Community Services at the University of Ottawa. He is currently holder of the Faculty of Social Sciences Research Chair in Community Mental Health and Homelessness. He has published extensively in the area of Housing First, homelessness, health and housing.

Event Date: 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 to Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 18 - 14