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.
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.