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    Supporting older people to age well at home: Assessing the potential of care co-operatives in Ireland
    (Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork, 2024) Power, Carol; Crowley, Caroline; Irish Research Council
    Ireland’s population is ageing. Central Statistics Office (2018) projections indicate that between now and 2051, the population in the 70+ age group is likely to more than double to reach 1.2 million. The confluence of an ageing population, a preference to age in place (especially in one’s own home), and a shortage of people willing to work in home care, presents a significant challenge for Irish society. This calls for innovative solutions that foreground care in a reformed care system: one that values and appropriately rewards care work, respects older people’s rights, and supports them to experience the best quality of life possible. In this context, this report focuses particularly on exploring the potential offered by the co-operative model to empower older persons, family carers and professional care workers to co-create high-quality home care within a relational framework.
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    Men's sheds and the Sustainable Development Goals: Local responses to global challenges
    (Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork, 2022-12) Power, Carol; O'Callaghan, Alannah; Kenny, Michelle; O'Connor, Ray; Irish Research Council
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    Credit union social impact measurement and reporting: Realising the potential
    (Centre for Community Finance Europe, in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University, 2020-11) McCarthy, Olive
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    Financial inclusion among social housing tenants
    (Cluid Housing and the Housing Finance Agency, 2021-06) McCarthy, Olive; Faherty, Mary; Byrne, Noreen; Carton, Fergal; Clúid Housing, Ireland; Housing Finance Agency, Ireland; University College Cork
    This research report examines access to and use of mainstream and alternative financial services by social housing residents in Ireland, with a focus on savings and credit.
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    Go Co-op: recent cases of Irish co-operative start-ups
    (University College Cork, Centre for Co-operative Studies, 2018-09) Moroney, Aisling; Carroll, Bridget; McCarthy, Olive
    This project aims to raise awareness of the role of co-operatives in Ireland and the practicalities involved in their establishment. This is achieved by means of detailing five case studies of new/emerging co-operatives. The focus of the case studies is on the motivations and experiences of these new co-operatives including factors facilitating and/or hindering their development. Cases cover a range of geographical locations, both urban and rural and a range of sectors from agri-food to retailing to environmental sustainability. It is hoped that the cases will be of benefit to: Individuals/groups wishing to establish a co-operative, whether in terms of inspiration or by way of practical example; Educators and researchers in need of relevant case studies to demonstrate the roles and practicalities as well as policy issues pertaining to co-operative development; Representative/apex bodies involved in the establishment and development of co-operatives. The co-operatives featured are: Aran Islands Energy; Co-operative/ Comharchumann Fuinnimh Oileáin Árann Teoranta; Donegal Woodland; Owners Co-operative: Ring of Kerry Quality; Lamb Co-operative; Courtmacsherry; Community Shop; Third Space Co-operative.