Age & Opportunity
Policy & Research
Here we present resources that have been developed as part of our Policy, Research and Evaluation work.
Our Policy, Research and Evaluation work underpins and supports our Arts, Active and Engage programmes through:
- Configuring the development of robust evaluation models which allow us to measure and report on the impact of our programmes and the social return on investment that we are providing;
- Configuring the work of Age & Opportunity in research frameworks to highlight our effectiveness and our capacity to support public policy development;
- Increasing our sustainability and impact by making best use of the organisational experience, insight and evidence to influence how policy is created from international to local levels and how it is implemented in practice in older people’s lives.
Over the last few years we have continued to increase our capacity to conduct and collaborate in research activities. To further this work, and also to support our policy of meaningful partnerships with older people, we established a personal and public involvement (PPI) group in 2021. This group is comprised of older people who are ‘experts by experience’ and who will be involved in our research and evaluation activities and collaborative research projects with other organisations.
This page is under construction. September 2023
2024 – Taking Stock – Alliance Section of NGOs – Is Government keeping its commitments to older people? Full report.
2024 – Taking Stock Executive Summary – Alliance Sector of NGOs – Is Government keeping its commitments to older people? Summary.
2022 – Telling It Like It Is: Combatting Ageism – Alliance Sector of NGOs – explores the nature and impacts of ageism in an Irish context, and strategies to reduce it.
2021 – Telling It Like It Is – Alliance Sector of NGOs – what older people told us about their experience of Covid-19, and what Ireland should do about it.
Mind Your Language with Age & Opportunity – A guide which aims to encourage all of us to use language that is precise, accurate and non-judgemental in conversations with and about older persons.