Boardroom Apprentice

Applications for this year’s Boardroom Apprentice programme are now open. Open to those aged 16 or over from all backgrounds and all abilities, this unique board learning and development programme is looking for a diverse range of Boardroom Apprentices to take a seat at one of 58 host boards and attend a suite of learning days throughout the year. Read more

Help with Benefits and Bills

If you’re an older person, Age NI’s More Money in Your Pocket guide will help make sure you’re getting all the money you should be. With the increased cost of living, we’ll explain the various benefits you could be entitled to, and how to claim them. Read more

Age NI launches NI Assembly Manifesto, Act4Age

Action on health and social care, public transport access, digital inclusion, and an end to age discrimination… these are just some of the calls to action in Age NI’s 2022 Assembly Election Manifesto, Act4Age, as the charity highlights the impact and opportunities of longer life on future public services. Read more

2022 Senior Driver Magazine

We are excited to have linked with Senior Driver magazine, a specialist local publication aimed at supporting older drivers to get on the road confidently and safely. Read more

Support for older people in Ukraine

Age NI, along with the NI Commissioner for Older People, and Age partners across the UK have written to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urging the UK government to do all it can to protect and promote the rights of older people in Ukraine and those now seeking refuge. Read more

Age NI’s benefits checker helping to ease energy bill burden

This winter is hitting some older people especially hard, as sharp hikes in energy costs start to bite. For older people on a modest fixed income, a sudden 50% rise in essential household bills can mean difficult budgeting decisions, just to keep warm and well at home. With our benefits checker, Age NI is here to help. Read more

Julie’s Running for Age NI inspired by “Amazing” Grace

Here at Age NI we rely on fundraising by members of the public to keep our vital services going for older people across Northern Ireland. One such fundraiser is Julie, from County Antrim, who will be running the Belfast SPAR Craic 10K on St Patrick’s Day to support our work, inspired by a 93-year-old runner she met at the Park Run. Read more

Age Inclusion Conference

Putting age inclusion on the agenda. 9 March 9am - 12pm. Keynote Speaker Ruby Wax OBE. Mental health campaigner, broadcaster and best selling author. Read more

Age NI Statement on Consultation on Reform of Adult Social Care

Age NI welcomes the launch of the consultation on the reform of Adult Social Care by the Health Minister today. Read more

Age NI Response to £55m Energy Payment Support Scheme

Read the Age NI response to the announcement by the Department for Communities of a further £55m Energy Payment Support Scheme. Read more

Joint Statement on Winter Support for Older People

Winter often brings a number of challenges for older people and as we continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and the emergence of the Omicron variant, this winter is likely to be more difficult than most. As a group of organisations working on behalf of older people, we want to ensure that older people’s needs are considered and not forgotten as decisions are made over the coming weeks and months to respond to the pandemic. Read more

Healthy Ageing Calendar Gift to 140,000 older people

The Public Health Agency (PHA), together with charity Age NI, and the Northern Ireland Frailty Network, have launched a major public information initiative targeted specifically at boosting the health and wellbeing of older people in 2022. Read more

Covid Christmas a Huge Dilemma for Lonely Older People

One in five older people say they are too worried about Covid to spend Christmas with loved ones. After last year’s Lockdown Christmas, a survey by Age NI reveals that spending Christmas with friends and family is more important than ever before for older people.  75% of those surveyed by the charity agreed this year’s festivities will take on special significance, however the fear of Covid continues to cast a shadow. Read more

Ernie's Story

66-year-old Ernie came to us last year at the toughest of times. He was feeling very low, isolated and he felt he had nowhere left to turn. Read about how Ernie's life has been turned around since being referred to Age NI. Read more

Keysafes Launch

No more leaving a key under a plant pot! Age NI is excited to expand its range of independent living products with the launch of its new Keysafes. A keysafe is a simple but smart and secure way to leave your key safely outside your house. Read more

Move More Live More

Northern Ireland’s leading charity for older people, Age NI, has teamed up with the Public Health Agency to launch Move More Live More, aimed at encouraging older people to stay active to stay strong. Read more

Lived Experience Forum 2021

Older people here have laid out a clear and challenging agenda for change for the Northern Ireland Executive in a report published today by Age NI (8 September 2021). The Lived Experience 2021 Report, from Northern Ireland’s leading charity for older people, says a dramatic shift in policy focus is required - right now - to respond to the needs of today’s older people and our future older generations. Read more

Haru - Help and Re-use with Age NI

Age NI has teamed up with an exciting new online outlet for pre-loved premium brand clothing and accessories. Local company Haru (Help and Re-Use) is a new way for charities to offer high end and sought after branded goods for sale via an online marketplace. Read more

Pat's Story

Meet Pat, a 78-year-old social butterfly who has been a part of Check In and Chat since last May. “Check In and Chat brings back that personal connection we’re all missing since we don’t get to meet anyone new. The world isn’t so narrow when you have someone else to talk to.” Read more

Ken's Story

Meet Ken, a long-time supporter of Age NI and a Check In and Chat volunteer. "It is such a worthwhile service, especially for people on their own who may not have family nearby. This call can be a highlight of their week." Read more

Mildred's Story

Meet Mildred, a 91-year-old Check In and Chat participant who has been matched with volunteer Ken for over a year. "Check In and Chat has been a good thing for me. I would very much recommend it to anyone feeling isolated or lonely." Read more

Laura's Story

Meet Check In and Chat volunteer Laura! Jim was matched with Check In and Chat volunteer Laura in November 2020. Laura works in the voluntary sector as an information and evaluation manager (she’s great with statistics!). The pair have enjoyed a weekly friendship call every week since first being introduced. Read more

Loneliness is “New Normal” for Many Older People

Age NI launches fundraising campaign to combat loneliness for older people. We have made 20,000 Check In and Chat calls. We need you to help us provide more. Read more

Jim's Story

Like many older people living alone in the last year, Jim has felt the heavy burden of loneliness and isolation. With a weekly call, Jim had something to look forward to, giving him connection in some of his darkest and most difficult times. Read more