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Age Ni

  • Income

    £4.3M

  • Spending

    £4.6M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 104640 Company no. 71940 Date registered. 20/01/2016

Public benefits

1. The Prevention and Relief of Poverty and the Relief of Those in Need by Reason of Age. We provide support to older people in NI by working directly with them and within local communities. We seek to eliminate pensioner poverty, to ensure a modern & responsive health system and promote the fair & equal treatment of older people. To deliver

these goals, we provide direct services to older people, such as care, dementia support, advice & advocacy. The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include an improved quality of life for older people, improved attitudes towards them and increased awareness of their needs. This has a direct benefit to older people, their families, local communities & wider society. The direct benefits are demonstrated through regular evaluation of services, feedback from older people, their families and age sector networks. This purpose does not lead to harm. The beneficiaries of this purpose are those older people who are provided with services, their families and wider society. There is no private benefit. 2. The Advancement of Human Rights. We adopt a rights-based approach, empowering older people to know and claim their rights and ensuring that those responsible for upholding their rights are held to account. Age NI also seeks to work with policy makers to encourage the development of policies that deliver for older people. The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include the promotion of equality and diversity by eliminating discrimination on the grounds of age and the fairer treatment of older people due to an increased knowledge & understanding of their needs & rights. The direct benefits are demonstrated through regular evaluation of services, feedback from older people, their families and policy makers and through the changes in policy brought about through Age NI’s intervention. This purpose does not lead to harm. The beneficiaries of this purpose are those older people who are provided with services, their families and wider society. There is no private benefit. 3. The Advancement of Education. We offer independent, confidential advice & support to older people, their families and carers on a range of issues including; welfare benefits, housing and health & social care. In so doing we help older people to negotiate the health and social care system, access appropriate levels of community care and help those who have experienced or are at risk of abuse. The direct benefits which flow from this purpose include the education of older people of what they may be entitled to in order that they might have an improved quality of life. We also play a role in educating wider society about older people; improving attitudes towards them, increasing awareness of their needs and eliminating discrimination on the grounds of age. The direct benefits are demonstrated through regular evaluation of services, feedback from older people, their families and policy makers and through changes in policy brought about through Age NI’s intervention. This purpose does not lead to harm. The beneficiaries of this purpose are those older people who are provided with services, their families and wider society. There is no private benefit. The remainder of this Public Benefit Requirement section is included in the Special Circumstances section.

What your organisation does

In order to achieve our goals, Age NI will do the following: - Provide high quality services - Be an advocate for positive change influencing policy and practice - Support the development of a strong, rights based and sustainable age sector - Engage with and listen to the voice of older people - Develop and maintain a strong and sustainable

resource platform

The charity’s classifications

  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of health or the saving of lives
  • The advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation or the promotion of religious or racial harmony or equality and diversity
  • The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

Who the charity helps

  • Carers
  • Older people

How the charity works

  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Community development
  • Human rights/equality
  • Medical/health/sickness

This display is a broad summary of the charity’s financial information. For a full understanding of the charity’s finances, the reader should view the PDF accounts and reports under the Documents tab above.

Income

£4.3M

Spending

£4.6M

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The Objects of the Charity are to promote the following purposes for the benefit of the public and/or older people: 1. preventing or relieving the poverty of older people; 2. advancing education; 3. preventing or relieving sickness, disease or suffering in older people (whether emotional, mental or physical); 4. promoting equality and diversity; 5. promoting the human rights of older people; 6. assisting older people in need by reason of ill-health, disability, financial hardship, social exclusion or other disadvantage; and 7. such other charitable purposes for the benefit of older people as the Trustees may from time to time decide the outcome of this being the promotion of the well-being of older people.

Governing document

Memorandum

Other name

  • 22 Trustees
  • 194 Employees
  • 523 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Miss Cathryn Law, Age Ni, 3 Lower Crescent, Belfast, BT7 1NR

Trustee board

Trustee
Una Macauley
Mr Trevor Dillon Acma; B.Com Hons
Mr Ken Simpson
Mr Colin Flinn
Dr Roisin Mclaughlin
Mrs Patricia Davey
Kathy Graham
David W.S. Law Mba Frics Fiod Cdir
Dr Gary Mitchell
Edward Martin Smyth
Dr Raymond Mullan

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland