Respond College celebrates the graduation of the first cohort of CCS students

The Respond College conferring ceremonies in Dublin and Cork was a huge celebration for our graduates and their families. This new qualification saw the graduation of 32 students with a Level 6 Certificate in Community Studies. The course was designed to explore concepts of community and community development within a social analysis framework and encourage participation within a community setting. It blends academic depth and rigour with an opportunity to achieve a deep sense of well-being and personal fulfilment. Continue reading

Remove the obstacles to the delivery of social housing or homelessness will explode

In the context of the €1.5 billion fiscal space available in Budget 2016, RESPOND! Housing believe that social housing should be prioritised as the greatest social challenge facing Ireland’s current generation.  The housing charity think that the Government regulations and taxes, have made homes too expensive to construct and urge the removal of increased regulation, planning and finance obstacles which are hindering increased social housing supply. Continue reading