First Meeting of Support and Advocacy Service for Older People (IRL)

A decade after an RTE report on Leas Cross (May 2005) support and advocacy services for older people are now being developed, on an incremental basis and in all care settings, through Sage – Support & Advocacy Service for Older People. This is being done with the support of the HSE and The Atlantic Philanthropies under the governance of Third Age. The first meeting of the National Advisory Committee of Sage in September 2014 committed itself to the development of Quality Standards for Support and Advocacy Work with Older People through a process of stakeholder and public engagement. This conference will formally launch and explain these Quality Standards and provide an opportunity to hear from key figures at national and European level.
This conference will be of interest if you are:
•        A health or social care professional working with older people
•        Supporting or advocating for older people whether in a personal or professional capacity.
•        Providing services for older people and playing a role in advocating on their behalf.
•        An independent advocate working on individual or systemic issues.
•        A solicitor, barrister or financial adviser dealing with some of the challenges facing older people.
•        Involved in a voluntary, community or partnership development initiative related to older people.
•        Involved in an NGO concerned with human rights and the rights of older people.
•        Responsible for complaints and investigations in health and social care services.
•        An economic and / or social policy researcher.
It is also an opportunity for learning through participation in a choice of workshops (CPD)

Friday October 16th, 10.00am-4.30pm, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin

Leo Varadkar, TD Minister for health

Emily O'Reilly, European Ombudsman

Áine Brady, CEO Third Age

Patricia Rickard-Clarke, Former Law Reform Commissioner

Ita Mangan, Chair, Citizens Information Board

Peter Tyndall, Ombudsman

Jerry Buttimer TD, Chair, Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health & Children



Understanding Capacity & How to Enhance It

Non-instructed Advocacy

Training & Suppport in Advocacy

Long-term Care - Future Options

Elder Abuse

Sage Conference Team - National Conference 2015