Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/202410
Title:
Transport and rural ageing
Authors:
CARDI
Affiliation:
Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland
Issue Date:
Dec-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/202410
Additional Links:
http://www.cardi.ie/grantproject/call1ruraltransportforolderpeopleinthenorthandsouth%E2%80%93understandingandmeetingtheirneeds
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This project, funded under Call 1 of CARDI’s Grants Programme and led by Dr Aoife Ahern, University College Dublin, examines the transport needs of vulnerable older people, especially in rural areas. The aim of the project was to establish the current transport needs of older people in rural areas, and how these needs are being addressed. It found that insufficient or inappropriate transport was a key concern for older people in rural areas. Accessing services was identified as a core challenge since, for the most part, public transport only serves village centres and not surrounding rural areas. It also found that inadequate transport systems may lead to a decrease in social activities and increase the potential for isolation and disconnection since – without transport – travel to family and friends was limited.
Keywords:
RURAL COMMUNITY; OLDER PEOPLE; TRANSPORT; SOCIAL EXCLUSION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCARDIen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T16:15:12Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-11T16:15:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/202410-
dc.descriptionThis project, funded under Call 1 of CARDI’s Grants Programme and led by Dr Aoife Ahern, University College Dublin, examines the transport needs of vulnerable older people, especially in rural areas. The aim of the project was to establish the current transport needs of older people in rural areas, and how these needs are being addressed. It found that insufficient or inappropriate transport was a key concern for older people in rural areas. Accessing services was identified as a core challenge since, for the most part, public transport only serves village centres and not surrounding rural areas. It also found that inadequate transport systems may lead to a decrease in social activities and increase the potential for isolation and disconnection since – without transport – travel to family and friends was limited.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.cardi.ie/grantproject/call1ruraltransportforolderpeopleinthenorthandsouth%E2%80%93understandingandmeetingtheirneedsen
dc.subjectRURAL COMMUNITYen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subjectTRANSPORTen
dc.subjectSOCIAL EXCLUSIONen
dc.titleTransport and rural ageingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCentre for Ageing Research and Development in Irelanden
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