The cost of poor housing in Ireland

A report commissioned by the BRE Trust on the cost of poor housing in Ireland.

This report was commissioned by the BRE Trust as part of its contribution to a wider scoping study to identify the common hazards in Irish housing affecting older people and their health.

The study estimates that the total health impact to society of leaving these common hazards un-rectified is costing Ireland some €1.25 billion a year to the health and care services, plus the distress and lost opportunities to the victims and their families. The findings of this study might be used towards the development of enhanced information and simple guidance for older people in relation to the safety of their homes and developing resources that can be used to support Irish local authorities and landlords in their preparation and maintenance of housing for older people.

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