Older people in Ireland: social problem or human resource: a submission to the National Economic and Social Forum

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559384
Title:
Older people in Ireland: social problem or human resource: a submission to the National Economic and Social Forum
Authors:
National Council for the Elderly; National Economic and Social Forum (NESF)
Citation:
National Council for the Elderly, National Economic and Social Forum. 1995. Older people in Ireland: social problem or human resource: a submission to the National Economic and Social Forum. Dublin: National Council for the Elderly for the National Economic and Social Forum.
Publisher:
National Council for the Elderly
Issue Date:
1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559384
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
There is a broad range of attitudes, structures and policies which affect the well-being, status and health of older people in modern society. These include employment, health care, housing, public transport, income maintenance, the environment and education. If such policies are to be "user-friendly" for older people there is a need for some further fundamental and innovative thinking. While the relative incomes and housing circumstances of older people have improved in recent years and while services are being more targeted towards the needs of older people, much remains to be done in terms of integrating older people in a creative and purposeful manner. It is necessary to plan for the financing of pensions in the long-term to cater for anticipated social welfare expenditure resulting from projected increases in the older population. It is also necessary to address the issue of financing long-term care. A more dynamic and supportive approach is also required in respect. of support services for frail and dependent older people and their carers. Recent policy emphasis on concepts such as local development, community employment, voluntary-statutory partnership and the promotion of social cohesion offers the appropriate context for such an approach.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; HEALTH CARE; RESEARCH; SOCIAL POLICY
Series/Report no.:
National Council for the Elderly publication; 37
Sponsors:
.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Council for the Elderlyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNational Economic and Social Forum (NESF)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-09T15:51:37Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-09T15:51:37Zen
dc.date.issued1995-
dc.identifier.citationNational Council for the Elderly, National Economic and Social Forum. 1995. Older people in Ireland: social problem or human resource: a submission to the National Economic and Social Forum. Dublin: National Council for the Elderly for the National Economic and Social Forum.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559384en
dc.descriptionThere is a broad range of attitudes, structures and policies which affect the well-being, status and health of older people in modern society. These include employment, health care, housing, public transport, income maintenance, the environment and education. If such policies are to be "user-friendly" for older people there is a need for some further fundamental and innovative thinking. While the relative incomes and housing circumstances of older people have improved in recent years and while services are being more targeted towards the needs of older people, much remains to be done in terms of integrating older people in a creative and purposeful manner. It is necessary to plan for the financing of pensions in the long-term to cater for anticipated social welfare expenditure resulting from projected increases in the older population. It is also necessary to address the issue of financing long-term care. A more dynamic and supportive approach is also required in respect. of support services for frail and dependent older people and their carers. Recent policy emphasis on concepts such as local development, community employment, voluntary-statutory partnership and the promotion of social cohesion offers the appropriate context for such an approach.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorship.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Council for the Elderlyen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNational Council for the Elderly publicationen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries37en_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH CAREen_GB
dc.subjectRESEARCHen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL POLICYen_GB
dc.titleOlder people in Ireland: social problem or human resource: a submission to the National Economic and Social Forumen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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