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Age Action operates a busy information service on older people's issues and services throughout Ireland. Trained information officers provide information or referrals to the appropriate organisations.

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The information service is open from 9:30am-1:00pm and 2.00pm - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Our Information service responds to queries from individuals and organisations about:

Entitlements

  • Pensions
  • Carer's allowance

Accommodation issues

  • Nursing homes
  • Sheltered housing
  • Living alone allowances

Safety and security issues

  • Grants for personal alarms (see file below for details)

Health concerns

  • Accessing community services like home help or occupational therapy

Employment issues

  • Age discrimination

Leisure

  • Social activities
  • Arts activities
  • Sports activities
  • Information on Travel Insurance and financial services

Carers

  • Respite facilities Carer's courses Entitlements

Questions about... Nursing Homes

We have prepared a series of information pages answering questions we are regularly asked about Nursing Homes, including the Nursing Homes admissions process, the Nursing Homes Fair Deal Scheme, what to do in the case of disputes with nursing homes and more information.

Feel free to contact our Information team with any other questions you might have about Nursing Homes.

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The design of the new Automatic Enrolment Retirement Savings Scheme is inadequate and fails to address existing inequalities in the State pension system

 

 

Equality for older people requires the re-distribution of resources; power and influence; status and standing; and respect.  Many older people live in the most vulnerable situations in our society with no capacity to increase their income while dealing with the increasing cost of ageing. A new autoenrolment scheme that further drives existing inequalities is simply unacceptable

A Strawman proposal for the new autoenrolment scheme was published in August 2018. A number of substantial concerns were raised at this time regarding the lack of information and clarity around the new scheme. Publication of the revised scheme – with little change from the initial 2018 proposal – in October 2019 saw little additional information made available on a range of crucial areas.

Paddy Connolly, Age Action CEO notes: “Efforts to increase pension coverage, while ensuring greater numbers of people are kept above the poverty line and in income adequacy in retirement are welcome. However, details of the new auto-enrolment scheme offer little information on how the new scheme will be implemented across relevant sectors and outside of paid work, and how it will help prevent further inequalities between those in higher and lower earning jobs, according to gender, and for those who are long-term unemployed.”