Briefing: Ageing in Ireland and the UK – Contrasting Approaches

Policy product type
Specially commissioned briefing for LGiU Ireland
Published date
August 17, 2017
Neil Reeder, LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • age-friendly communities
  • ageing populations
  • international comparison
Health, public health, adult social care, Infrastructure, transport, traffic enforcement, Localism, voluntary sector, community engagement, Planning, place-shaping, neighbourhood planning, Welfare reform, financial inclusion, equalities

With their remit for wellbeing, public health, and community development, local authorities have a central role to play in promoting age friendly communities. Such a remit is not easy at a period of austerity, yet three case studies from the UK and Ireland provide lessons as to how this might be done.

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