Mother and Baby and County Homes existed across Ireland for more than 70 years.
As part of Liverpool Irish Festival 2023, Fréa is holding an online event to explore the experiences of former residents and share the Irish Government’s response.
This will help people understand how they can access the systems in place and ways to advocate for former residents.
The event will be held via Zoom and Leeds Irish Health & Homes (LIHH) will be hosting a screening at their Rouse House site on Friday 27 Oct. The event is open to all, including members of the public, LIHH staff and board members and those working in related sectors.
There will be time after the screening for people to stay for a cup of tea and a chat. If anyone becomes distressed by the topics covered at the event, there will be a safe space set aside at LIHH and an opportunity to speak with Natalie, our new specialist case worker, confidentially.
From Natalie: “I encourage anyone who has any interest in the topic to attend. There will be no obligation to contribute to discussions and if anybody does have lived experience as a survivor and/or family member, there is no obligation to declare so.
It is estimated that there are over 16,000 people living in Britain who are eligible to access these schemes, so I’d really like to get the word out and share information across our networks.”
There is no cost to attend the screening, but we do ask that bookings be confirmed. For anyone who is unable to attend, the session will also be recorded and available on the website later. If anybody would like to watch online individually, please book via Eventbrite.
When: Friday 27th October
Where: LIHH, Rouse House, 2 Wyther Lane, LS5 3BT
Time: 12.30 – 3pm (arrive 12:30 for 1pm screening start)
Notes: Run time: 50 min screening + 25min Q&A (please note, Q&A timings are approximate). Refreshments will be included.
Please confirm via text/email. If you have any questions, please ask.
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