• Conference Save the Date

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  • 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.

    To register for more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 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.

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  • The Commissioner's Report - A Summary of Advice to Government 2011-2015


    The Commissioner for Older People, Claire Keatinge, has launched a report summarising her advice to Government throughout her term from 2011-2015.

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  • Prepared to Care? Modernising Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland

    The Commissioner for Older People has published 'Prepared to Care? Modernising Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland' which calls for reform of Adult Social Care legislation to better support the changing needs of an ageing population.

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  • Appreciating Age

    The Commissioner's report entitled "Appreciating Age" attaches an economic value to contributions made by older people across Northern Ireland. The report shows that after costs of age-related spending are subtracted, older people in Northern Ireland will make a net positive contribution of almost £25 billion to the economy over the next 50 years.

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  • Protecting Our Older People

    The Commissioner’s report, entitled Protecting our Older People in Northern Ireland – A call for Adult Safeguarding Legislation reviews current legislation and practice in Northern Ireland in relation to abuse of older people and calls for the NI Executive to bring forward a single piece of legislation that would better protect older people from abuse.
    For more information on what to do if you or someone you know is being abused, click here.

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  • Supporting Older Carers

    The Commissioner for Older People’s report, entitled “Supporting Older Carers,” examines the reasons for low uptake of Carers Assessments by older carers in Northern Ireland, and highlights the need for government to do more to ensure their needs are assessed and met to help them in their caring role.

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  • Valuing an Ageing Workforce

    COPNI report reveals that the economy in Northern Ireland could be increased by £2.3billion by 2037 if the number of older people in the workforce increases.

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