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Addressing Ageism in Alcohol Practice, Policy and Research. Omagh 21 March.

By March 5, 2018No Comments2 min read

Chambré Public affairs are working with Drink,Wise Age well to present an informative panel discussion around  Ageism and Alcohol policy and practice relating to the over 50s. This free event takes place in the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh March 21st.

This event will focus on Drink Wise, Age Well’s ‘Calling Time’ report which highlighted recommendations for researchers, service providers and commissioners of service to improve service access and address ageism for those 50+.  We welcome anyone who has an interest in learning more or contributing to the debate on alcohol harm reduction and services for older people.

Issues covered will include:

• How can we adopt the report’s recommendations to ensure access for all ages in relation to alcohol services and support?
• Is Northern Ireland’s equality legislation out of step with elsewhere?
• Do we focus enough on the issues and support needs of our 50+ population?
• Does age discrimination exist in day to day provision of services in Northern Ireland?

Panellists include:

• Dr Sarah Wadd, Report author, University of Bedfordshire
• Evelyn Hoy, CEO, Commissioner for Older People
• Thelma Abernethy, Director, Addiction NI

Time and Venue:

• Wednesday 21 March, 2018, 9.30am to 12pm
• Strule Arts Centre, Omagh

For further information, visit, or call (028) 8283 9240.  For tickets to this free event, book here

Drink Wise, Age Well is a comprehensive alcohol awareness and support programme, which aims to develop sustainable solutions to the increasing levels of alcohol use among over-50s.

A copy of the full report is available at this link.