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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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