Changing Perceptions: Stigma and Social Housing in Ireland
Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, recently launched Changing Perceptions; Stigma and Social Housing in Ireland. This research, which was commissioned by Clúid Housing, assesses the scale and impact of stigma on social housing in Ireland, and outlines a range of responses.
The study, which was carried out by a team from University College Dublin, examined three case study estates in Dublin - Fatima Mansions, Ballymun and Clarion Quay.
It found that the concentration of low income households in social housing tended to exacerbate the level of stigma, and that once established, stigma is difficult to shift. It also found significant evidence of local and national media playing a prominent role in perpetuating and intensifying stigmatisation.
You can download the study here