Calling Time: Ageism and Age Discrimination

This event will focus on Drink Wise, Age Well’s ‘Calling Time’ report which highlighted recommendations for researchers, service providers and commissioners of service to improve service access and opportunities for those who are 50+.

  • Date:

    21 Mar 2018

  • Time:

    09:30 - 12:00

  • Location:

    Strule Arts Centre, Townhall Square, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT78 1BL

  • Price:

    Free

This event will focus on Drink Wise, Age Well’s ‘Calling Time’ report which highlighted recommendations for researchers, service providers and commissioners of service to improve service access and opportunities for those who are 50+. The full report is available here.

Issues covered will include:

  • How can we adopt the report’s recommendations to ensure access for all ages in relation to alcohol services and support?
  • Is Northern Ireland’s equality legislation out of step with elsewhere?
  • Do we focus enough on the issues and support needs of our 50+ population?
  • Does age discrimination exist in day to day provision of services in Northern Ireland?

Panellists include:

  • Evelyn Hoy, Chief Executive to the Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland
  • Dr Sarah Wadd, SMART, University of Bedfordshire
  • Thelma Abernethy, Director of Addiction NI

For further information, visit www.drinkwiseagewell.org.uk, or call (028) 8283 9240

Drink Wise, Age Well is a comprehensive alcohol awareness and support programme, which aims to develop sustainable solutions to the increasing levels of alcohol use among over-50s.

The UK-wide, Big Lottery funded programme has six strategic partners from across the four jurisdictions. Addiction NI is the lead partner in Northern Ireland. The programme is delivered in the Western Health Trust area in partnership with ARC Healthy Living Centre, Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum and Business in the Community.