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There is an Age Friendly Housing Technical Advisor in every local authority providing specialist housing advice to members of the public and organisations.

A key principle underpinning the Government housing policy is to support older people to live in their own home with dignity and independence for as long as possible. The aim is to ensure that older people will have greater choice by developing a range of housing options that are suited to their needs, so they can plan ahead and, insofar as possible, choose the right home for themselves.

Each local authority has an assigned staff member as the local authority Age Friendly Housing Technical Advisor. They provide specialist advice to the authority itself, to private sector organisations interested in providing age friendly housing and to the general public.

The role of the Age Friendly Housing Technical Advisor is to:

  • Act as the key point of contact for matters relating to age friendly housing technical queries specifically around designing for life and universal design principles
  • Respond to and progress referrals and queries from a range of sectors including in house staff (particularly across Planning & Housing), external stakeholders & agencies, private sector developers, Approved Housing Bodies and individuals
  • Provide clients with information on key contacts within their local authority who can discuss issues and solutions around age friendly housing and public realm works
  • Refer to models of good/best practice in other areas and sharing technical plans and development specification
  • Provide contacts, as appropriate, of people outside the local authority who might be able to provide technical guidance and assistance particularly in relation to universal design principles and crime prevention through environmental design principles

Please find a list of Age Friendly Housing Technical Advisor below:

Local AuthorityTechnical AdvisorContact Details
Carlow County CouncilSudhir Srinivasan
Cavan County CouncilThomas Reilly
Clare County CouncilAdrian Headd
Cork City CouncilEleanor Lehane
Cork County CouncilShane Jones
Mark Collins
Donegal County CouncilTrudi O’Reilly
Dublin City CouncilJessica Lange
Dun Laoghaire RathdownEdwin Johnson
Fingal County CouncilNilfa Burke
Morgan O’Shea

Galway City CouncilDaniel Connolly
Galway County CouncilJason Lavelle
Kerry County CouncilCaroilin Liston
Kildare County CouncilPatrick Henderson
Finnian O’Neill

Kilkenny County CouncilJan McIntyre
Laois County CouncilTrevor Hennessey
James Ward

Leitrim County CouncilSinead Flynn
Paul McMahon

Limerick Local AuthoritiesSarah Newell
Longford County CouncilDeclan Kenny
Louth County CouncilBrendan McArdle
Mayo County CouncilMatt Stevens
Meath County CouncilJames Kiernan
Monaghan County CouncilJohn Reilly

Offaly County CouncilJJ Carroll
Roscommon County CouncilPatrick Flynn
Sligo County CouncilMarian O Callaghan
South Dublin County CouncilPatrick Harrington
Tipperary County CouncilLiam Ryan
Waterford City and County CouncilEmma Power
Westmeath County CouncilNoelle McGinley
Wexford County CouncilTherese Nolan
Wicklow County CouncilSean Keane
Aideen Klauer