The Commissioner has responded to the Draft Programme for Government (PfG) Framework and expressed his disappointment that there is so little reference to older people. The Commissioner is advising that a 15th outcome should be included in the final PfG to 'Value, Respect and Protect Older People'.
Save the date: Financially Safe and Secure? - Friday 30th September
The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland and Action on Elder Abuse invite you to Save the Date for a forthcoming conference on Friday 30 September 2016 exploring issues around the financial abuse of older people.
Nominated Neighbour Scheme
COPNI and the PSNI have launched the 'Nominated Neighbour' scheme. This is an initiative that if an unrecognised caller comes to the address of an older person when they are alone in the house, the caller will be handed a card instructing them to contact their 'Nominated Neighbour', who will then try and check the caller's identity.