Joint UK / Ireland Housing & Organised Crime Webinar

Together we are Forbes

Wednesday 17 November 2021

10am - 12:45


Organised crime has a devastating impact on our communities in both the UK and Ireland. As home to some of the most vulnerable members of society, social housing neighbourhoods are heavily exposed to this increasingly prominent issue where families and young people become targeted and trapped in a cycle from which it is hard to escape.

Housing Professionals have a key role to play in tackling organised crime given their extensive local knowledge, presence within these neighbourhoods and access to other services.

For the first time, we will be bringing together colleagues from both nations to focus on the role of Housing when dealing with cuckooing, county lines and other forms of organised crime. This will include sharing best practice around support for vulnerable victims, effective partnership working, the use of legal enforcement action, research and evidence gathering.

We will hear from a wide range of guest speakers such as UK Police, An Garda Siochana, Registered Housing Providers, Local Authorities, Criminologists, Academics, Charities, people with lived experience from community groups.

This webinar will provide a platform for future joint working and collaboration between each of these countries. Everyone is very welcome to attend the entire event or just upon the sessions that are most to you. Copies of the presentations and other useful information will be made available even if you are unable attend.

The full programme is currently being finalised but to reserve your place, please click here. Please feel free to share this invitation with any of your colleagues or contacts who may be interested in exploring these issues in greater detail.

If you would like any further information regarding this event, please contact Darren Burton (Darren.Burton@forbessolicitors) or Trina O'Connor (