Novas hosts seminar on Childhood Experiences of Homelessness in Limerick

Novas is hosting a Seminar on Childhood Experiences of Homelessness on Friday 10th of November in the Belltable Theatre, 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick.

A panel of national experts will present on a range of issues including; the impact of homelessness on children in relation to play, education, development and nutrition, the personal experiences of children living in emergency accommodation and the right to housing.

Speakers include Tanya Ward, CEO of the Children’s Rights Alliance, Nuala Ward, Director of Investigations with the Office of the Ombudsman for Children and Dr. Sharon Lambert of the School of Applied Psychology in UCC.

The seminar will also include a photograph exhibition of transient living condition and a service user panel discussion, including families who have experienced homelessness.

Novas will also launch its 2016 annual report on the same day. The report highlights the increasing number of people availing of a Novas service. In the twelve month period, the organisation supported more than 3,500 people. This was an increase of 45% from the previous year and 270% since 2010. More than 550 children were supported by the organisation during the year.

The event will be held from 9am until 1.30pm. It is a free event but spaces are limited. To reserve a space email