The Age Action Care and Repair Programme is delivered by Age Action staff and volunteers in Dublin, Cork and Galway, but we work closely with local community and voluntary groups all over Ireland in order to make the programme available to older people throughout the country.
The community partner can choose any combination of the core elements of the programme to provide in their region (care service, repair service, quote-checking service and telephone contact service).
How we help our community partners
We train our community partners to run the Care and Repair programme in their regions with the support of Age Action staff. The community group becomes a partner of Age Action and we work together to provide a high quality service to older people using the agreed standards and quality control of the Care and Repair programme nationally.
Administration and marketing
Age Action also helps the partner organisation with items such as branding, publicity, documentation, detailed procedures, Garda vetting, an effective and safe volunteer recruitment process and volunteer training.
Our community partners have access to Age Action’s centralised expertise but in reality, once the initial training is complete the community partner is usually capable of running the Care and Repair Programme in its locality.