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As an expert on ageing issues in Northern Ireland, Age NI keeps tabs on relevent research and papers produced by others in the field.

This page provides links to other sources of information on Poverty and Fuel Poverty Care as they relate to older people and ageing issues in Northern Ireland.

Influential Reports

opens link in new window Hills Fuel Poverty Review - October 2011

Professor John Hills published the interim report of his independent review of fuel poverty on 19 October 2011. This report makes a strong link betwen fuel poverty and health inequalities. 

opens link in new window Defining Fuel Poverty: A Preliminary Review | University of Ulster - August 2011

This preliminary review of Defining Fuel Poverty in Northern Ireland, was commissioned by the Department For Social Development in August 2010. It comprises the first of three independent Reviews of Fuel Poverty being carried out in different parts of the UK.

opens link in new window The Price of Being Poor | The Consumer Council - June 2011

The Consumer Council report, ‘The Price of Being Poor’, exposes the harsh reality that many consumers already living in poverty, pay more for essentials such as energy and transport. The report identifies how the disadvantage suffered by consumers living in poverty can be best tackled and outlines practical actions needed to make a difference to vulnerable consumers. Key areas of concern include: financial exclusion; transport; fuel poverty; shoppers’ rights and responsibilities and the cost of complaining.

opens link in new window A minimum income standard for the UK in 2011 | JRF

JRF's annual update, based on what members of the public think people need to achieve a socially acceptable standard of living. Over time, changes in prices affect the cost of a minimum standard of living (MIS), and changes in social norms change the 'minimum' that is required. This report shows: what incomes different family types require in 2011 to meet the minimum standard; and how much the cost of a minimum household budget has risen since the last update in 2010.

Other Resources

opens link in new window Age NI's Collected Links
Age NI keeps tabs on age-related research being done in the UK and further afield. We are primarily interested in research that relates to our key themes. Check out our links on delicious (a social bookmarking website).

opens link in new window CARDI
Center for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland is a not for profit organisation developed by leaders from the ageing field across Ireland established to provide a mechanism for greater collaboration among age researchers, for wider dissemination of ageing research information and to advance a research agenda relevant to the needs of older people in Ireland (North and South).

opens link in new window NINIS
The Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service provides free access to statistical and locational information relating to small areas across Northern Ireland. Information is available across a range of themes including Population, Social and Welfare, Agriculture & Education.

opens link in new window NISRA
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) is the principal source of official statistics and social research on Northern Ireland´s population and socio-economic conditions. The statistics produced by the Agency inform the policy process within Government, research within Academia and contribute to debate in the wider community.

opens link in new window Departmental Websites
Each of the 11 government departments in Northern Ireland has an Analytical Services Unit which provides Statistical and Research services to the Department. This is used to inform policy, planning and decision making. Statistical reports and bulletins will be available on their websites.

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