Policy and Engagement
Age NI informs and lobbies local and Northern Ireland government to prepare and plan more effectively for the opportunities and challenges of our ageing society, and to ensure that older people’s issues are represented at the highest level.
Our Policy & Engagement team is challenging government to tackle the barriers of poverty and discrimination, and to improve health & social care provision. Successful campaigns have included working with our partners in the age sector to secure additional fuel payments and lobbying for an Older People’s Commissioner.
Age NI response to the Concessionary Fares Scheme Consultation
The Department for Infrastructure’s consultation on Northern Ireland’s concessionary fares scheme closes on 24 August. Age NI is urging older people to have their say on this important issue to urge that we keep the SmartPass!
Age NI wants to hear from older people about what’s important to them now and in the future. Our Lived Experience 2023 survey will help us highlight the issues of most importance. Have your say in the new 2023 survey or read reports from 2020 and 2021 here.
Action Group on Loneliness Policy
We are delighted to be a member of the Action Group on Loneliness Policy. We are calling on the Assembly to develop and implement a strategy on loneliness for Northern Ireland.
Age NI Consultative Forum
The Age NI Consultative Forum was formed in 2010. The purpose of the forum is to identify the needs and concerns of older people (in relation to poverty, health, equality and other issues) and communicate these to Age NI.
All Party Group on Ageing and Older People
The All Party Group on Ageing and Older People was established in 2015 to ensure that the issues affecting older people are a priority for the Northern Ireland Assembly, to ensure that Assembly policies prepare Northern Ireland for an ageing society and to encourage debate and engage in discussion with the Northern Ireland age sector and MLAs.
1000 Days Letter to Health Minister
It’s 1000 days since the Department of Health Reshaping Stroke Care consultation closed. We've written to Health Minister Robin Swann supporting Stroke Association NI's calls for progress. Everyone, including older people, affected by stroke need informed, ambitious and timely stroke transformation. We need progress on stroke treatment, rehabilitation and support now.
Launch of the consultation on the reform of Adult Social Care
Read our full response to the launch of the consultation on the reform of Adult Social Care by the Health Minister. You can get involved by having your say by clicking here
Pensioners' Parliament 2021
Read the full Hansard from the Pensioners' Parliament in Stormont in September 2021.