Sage identifies key issues for Citizens’ Assembly

A Submission to the Citizens' Assembly

Posted on 26th May 2017

Responding to the Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Population

Sage very much welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Citizens Assembly on this hugely important topic. The Submission provides a general overview of how the considerable challenges and opportunities of an ageing population in Ireland should be identified and addressed. In doing so, it draws heavily on the work of the Forum on Long-Term Care for Older People and focuses specifically on three aspects of the challenge:

  1. Maximising the older population as a social, community and economic resource
  2. The role of housing in enabling people to live independently in the community
  3. Developing innovative social enterprise initiatives to meet the multi-faceted needs of people requiring care and support

Read the full submission [pdf 582kb]