Age Action was established in 1992 as the voice for older people and Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation on ageing issues.Older people - Ireland
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Age Action was established in 1992 as the voice for older people and Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation on ageing issues. We act both as a network of organisations and individuals, including older people and carers of older people, and a service provider, assisting tens of thousands of older people every year. Our mission is to empower all older people to live full lives as actively engaged citizens and to secure their rights to comprehensive high quality services according to their changing needs.
Age Action is a campaigning organisation, working with older people to secure their human rights, improve policies and promote equality. We engage with the Government, policy-makers and the media to ensure the needs of older people are put on the agenda. We also carry out detailed policy research that is informed and shaped by the lived experience of our members and older people more generally. Our information team provides a free and confidential service to older people and their families. We provide information on benefits, services and entitlements for older people. Our Care & Repair service carries out minor repairs for older people free of charge along with a befriending and home visit service. In 2015 we carried out more than 28,000 jobs, visits and calls across Ireland. As part of our fight against digital exclusion, Age Action’s Getting Started programme delivers one-to-one training on computers, tablets and smartphones to people over the age of 55.
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