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Fundraise for Age Action | Skydive 2016

Run a marathon, hold a fundraiser or take part in one of our fundraising events. YOUR SUPPORT will change the lives of older people for the better!        

Make a donation | Age Action Ireland

Every donation we receive goes directly to our life-changing support services. YOUR GIFT will make a huge difference to the lives of countless older people.  

Age Action | Get your company involved | Corporate Fundraising

Companies, big and small, are supporting us in making Ireland the best place in the world to grow older! Check out the many ways that YOUR COMPANY and YOUR STAFF can get involved.       

Membership | Age Action Ireland

The more members we have, the stronger we are - it’s as simple as that - and the stronger we are the more we can do to FIGHT FOR OLDER PEOPLE in Ireland.

Charity Shops | Age Action Ireland

Our stores are a vital source of income and a hub for the local community. We could not do this without YOUR GENEROSITY.

Volunteer with Age Action

Volunteering YOUR TIME AND SKILLS allows us to offer our services to more older people. Find out about our current volunteering opportunities.     

Positive Ageing Week

Positive Ageing Week takes place from October 1st - 7th 2018.  Hundreds of events will take place all over Ireland. Find out more - and GET INVOLVED!

Tax Relief on Donations

Are you interested in donating more than €250 in one calendar year? If so, you are eligible to tax relief on that donation.

You might be due a tax refund

 

 

Revenue wants to make sure that everyone knows about the tax credits, reliefs and exemptions they are entitled to. Revenue wrote to some people recently telling them that they might be entitled to a tax refund going back as far as 2014.
If you think that you might also be due a tax refund for the year 2014, you need to submit a claim to Revenue before midnight on 31 December 2018. If you don’t want to miss out, submit your claim to Revenue before then.

Raising the Roof - Homes for All Ages

Raise the Roof Rally for Housing 18 May

Preparing to Raise the Roof

Age Action, motivated by intergenerational solidarity, is joining the Raise the Roof campaign to tackle the continuing housing crisis that is affecting people of all ages.  People are being mobilised through trade unions and community organisations, to stage a major national rally on the housing crisis under the banner of Raise the Roof, in Dublin on Saturday May 18.

When people take an interest in what is happening in their local community, seek solutions to problems and initiate improvements they are being active citizens. Community is the foundational building block of society and housing is fundamental to community. Ireland’s housing crisis is rightly dominating public discourse as it undermines our ability to live with dignity as part of a community.  Ireland’s changing demographic brings with it a changing demand for homes that meet the needs of an ageing population.

The Government’s failure to deliver on a whole of Government approach to ageing and provide good quality social housing to meet demand has resulted in older people feeling subjected to negative, ageist language about their needs and wishes for suitable housing and health supports as is evidenced in the narrative on ‘down-sizing’ or ‘right-sizing’.

In the 60s and 70s the State implemented policies to support owner occupation of housing. People on lower incomes were able to buy their own homes which went some way to addressing wealth inequalities. According to Professor Tony Fahey, writing in Social Justice Ireland’s book ‘From Here to Where?’, by the year 2000 even low-income households owned substantial housing wealth and were less disadvantaged by inequalities in housing wealth than they were by inequalities in income.

Most of the growing population of young private renters today grew up in homes that were owned by their parents. Prof Fahey identified the essential features of secure long-term housing as being affordable, and having secure tenure. As he says, “today’s private rented housing has neither of these features”.

Looking at the future needs of an ageing population, for those aged 50-54 almost 10% were renting from private landlords at the time of Census 2016. It can be assumed that these people will continue in the rental market beyond their working years which leaves them in a vulnerable situation.

We encourage any and all of you who can to be active citizens and march with us on Saturday May 18 in a show of intergenerational solidarity. We will be gathering at 1pm at Parnell Square. You will find us behind an Age Action banner. At 2pm we will march down O'Connell Street towards Custom House Quay and join the Rally for Housing (location to be confirmed) by 3pm.

For more information about the campaign visit www.raisetheroof.ie