Voices of Older Traveller and Older Homeless Adults in New Briefing Paper series 

We are delighted to announce the release of the new Participant Researcher Briefing Series, as a part of the Older Traveller and Older Adult Homeless (OTOH) study. 

These briefs are based on projects conducted by Participant Researchers, who are older members of the Traveller community or older adults who have experienced homelessness. The Participant Researchers were Kathleen Sweeney, Asad Abushark, Rory Carroll, Michael Mackey and Leo Redmond. The work was completed in collaboration with ICSG’s Bridin Carroll and Kieran Walsh.

The first Brief is on health and health services, and the second focuses on identity and belonging. The Briefs present the perspectives of, and the insights gathered by, Participant Researchers and demonstrates why these topics are important to consider for supporting positive health and for the development of flexible home care models for older Travellers and older adults who have experienced homelessness.

Brief no. 1 on Health and Health Services.

Brief no. 2 on Identity and Home.

The Older Traveller and Older Homeless (OTOH) study is funded by the Health Service Executive Ageing Research Awards. The aim of the study is to investigate life-course and structural determinants of positive subjective health amongst older traveller and older homeless people, with a view to centralising the voice of these groups in effective, ethical and rights-based models of home care delivery.