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Listen: Age Action responds to ESRI report

Published 10/03/2016

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Justin Moran, Head of Advocacy and Communications with Age Action, spoke to Newstalk and RTE Radio 1 this week in response to an ESRI report that suggested older people should be incentivised to move out of their homes.

Read: ESRI report ignores shortage of housing for older people

The Economic and Social Research Institute put forward the suggestion as one possible solution to the ongoing housing crisis.

However, Age Action responded by saying that such a move would not be practical for many older people given the lack of sheltered housing communities in Ireland.

Morning Ireland (RTE Radio 1)

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Age Action calls on the Government to use Budget 2022 to counter the growing inequality experienced by older people

(13 September 2021) Age Action today launched its submission to Government in advance of Budget 2022, alongside the findings of a survey of older people’s views on the budget.

93.7% of respondents to Age Action’s Pre-Budget 2022 survey said that there should be in increase in the State Pension. 53.7% of older persons said they found it difficult to access services or activities that were only available online, and 54.3% had medical appointments for non-COVID issues cancelled or postponed.