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Community engagement in Ireland's developmental welfare state: a study of the life cycle approach
(Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, 2011)
The idea that people matter in modern democracies, often referred to as 'civic engagement' is recognised at the highest international level (United Nations 2008: 9). Civic or community engagement is essential to how budgets ...
Deprivation and its measurement in later life: findings from a mixed-methods study in Ireland
(Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, 2012-11)
Against the background of an ageing population and the current economic recession, the research reported here explores deprivation, and its measurement, for diverse groups of older people living in Ireland. We assess the ...
End-of-life care for older people in acute and long-stay care settings in Ireland
(National Council for Ageing and Older peeople, 2008)
Evaluating the impact of membership of Active Retirement Ireland on the lives of older people
(Active Retirement Ireland, 2012-11)
The purpose of the current independent evaluation is to assess o what extent is Active Retirement Ireland achieving its central aim of encouraging healthier lifestyles and enhancing well-being? Specific objectives are to ...
Well into Older Age Age & Opportunity and the Evidence: what research says about the value of promoting participation of older people
(Age & Opportunity., 2010-12)
The overall objective of this report is to examine the work of Age & Opportunity within an international context, and to explore its various impacts on age and ageing in Ireland today. The work of Age & Opportunity is ...
The Role of Migrant Care Workers in Ageing Societies (Irish national report).
(Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway, 2009)
This report explores the role and potential of migrant care workers in caring for older people in Ireland. The proportion of migrant carers caring for Irish older people has increased over recent years, reflecting a broader ...
Older women workers'access to pensions: vulnerabilities, perspectives and strategies
(Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway, 2012)
Pension systems globally are in a period of transformative change as governments struggle to manage the twin constraints of an ageing population and fragile government budgets in the context of the economic recession. In ...
An evaluation of the Bealtaine festival: a celebration of older people in the arts.
(Age and Opportunity, 2008-04)
This evaluation assesses the contribution of the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity in older age, to promoting the participation of older people in the arts in Ireland, and to improving the health and well-being ...
The impact of government policy on social exclusion of older people: a review of the literature (
(Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (UK), 2004-08)
This report presents the findings of research that reviews the impact of Government policy on the social exclusion of older people. The research was commissioned by the Social Exclusion Unit in July 2003, and is mainly ...
Rural Disadvantage: Quality of life and disadvantage amongst older people - a pilot study
(Commission for Rural Communities (UK), 2006-02)
This study highlights different forms of disadvantage experienced by older people living in diverse rural settings. It addresses the experience of disadvantage across the life course, and the impacts of such disadvantage ...