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Health & Social Care

Age NI believes that our social care system is broken and that a new revised system is long overdue.

Key Sections

  • Social Care Reform in Northern Ireland

    Social care is undergoing significant and substantial change due to the Transforming Your Care report and Who Cares: The Future of Adult Social Care and Support in Northern Ireland by the DHSSPS.
  • Health & Social Care Position

    Our priorities are clear for review – a radical and fundamental overhaul of the current system of social care.
  • Continuing Healthcare

    The Denial of NHS Continuing Healthcare in Northern Ireland Report by Age NI outlines how older people in Northern Ireland are being denied access to assessments for NHS funded Continuing Healthcare.
  • Health & Social Care Policy Papers

    Health & social care policy papers prepared and issued by the Age NI Policy team.
  • Links and resources

    Links to other sources of information on Health and Social Care as it relates to older people and ageing issues in Northern Ireland.

Case Studies

  • Marj's story

    All Marj wanted was for her social care package to be in place when she returned home from hospital. Listen as Marj shares her ‘traumatic experience’ during a time when she needed help and support at home.
  • Muriel's story

    Muriel is partially sighted, and as a result of this needs that little bit of help to make sure the house is clean and presentable as she is a very proud woman. The HSCT could not offer the service that Muriel wanted as it was deemed to be low level.


  • Age NI & ARK Conference

    Organised by Age NI and ARK Ageing Programme, the conference brought together leading experts on older people, human rights and health and social care.
  • Who Cares? Discussion Events

    Age NI and the DHSSPS held two successful joint discussion events to facilitate the voice of older people in the consultation on Who Cares? The Future of Adult Care and Support in Northern Ireland.
  • Age NI Prevention Seminar

    Age NI and the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) held a joint event in the Long Gallery at Stormont examining how prevention can be not only cost effective but result in dramatic outcomes for older people.