Cork County Age Friendly Alliance
The Cork Age Friendly County Programme is led by the Cork County Age Friendly Alliance, chaired by Mr Niall Healy, Director of Services, Cork County Council. The Alliance brings together senior leaders from the Gardaí, HSE, transport providers, voluntary organisations, third level institutions, individual leaders and members of Cork County Older People’s Council. All of these stakeholders share the vision of improving the quality of life for older people in County Cork.
For further information on the Cork County Council’s Age Friendly Programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed information on the National Age Friendly Programme is also available at agefriendlyireland.ie.
In the current COVID-19 emergency, many of the stakeholders represented on the Age Friendly Alliance, have partnered with Cork County Council as part of the Council’s COVID-19 Community Support Programme.
Under this programme Cork County Council is working with a range of statutory and voluntary organisations to ensure that the needs of older people and more vulnerable people are met across the towns, villages and communities of County Cork during this COVID-19 crisis.
To access this support, Cork County Council has provided a dedicated Community Call Helpline which is a FREE contact number 1800 805 819 with lines open from 9.00am to 5:00pm seven days a week. Those calling from outside of Ireland seeking assistance for a relative or friend should call +353 21 4285517.
For more information on Covid- 19 supports please click the following link: Keeping Well - In Your Community.
Cork County Council and Age Friendly Cork are proud to announce their support for the Healthy Age Friendly Homes Programme. This is a Sláintecare and Age Friendly Ireland joint programme. The two-year programme is being rolled out across nine Local Authority areas. The programme funded by Sláintecare aims to reach up to 4,500 homes across nine Local Authority areas over the two years.
The goal is to support older adults to remain living in their own homes and communities. These older people will have been identified as having significant social care needs and at risk of hospitalisation or premature entry into long term residential care. It is the aim of this programme to target supports at these older people in the form of improving their living conditions, access to continued health and social care supports and tailored community supports. The Local Coordinators will support older people and their families to navigate the services by proactively linking them to the appropriate supports and services.
Anthony Holmes is the Local Coordinator for County Cork and will be carrying out assessments with the participants. The Healthy Age Friendly Homes Brochure, and Healthy Age Friendly Homes Referral form are available for downloading. Referrals can be made by anyone once consent of the participants has been received or the participants can self refer to the programme if they wish. There is also a video of a Healthy Age Friendly Homes Assessment taking place.