Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Belfast United Kingdom
In May 2012 Belfast was the first city in Northern Ireland to join the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities.
In 2014 we produced our first action plan with the vision that Belfast will be a city where older people live life to the full.
In 2017 we came to the end of our first Age-friendly Belfast Plan and began the process of assessing our achievements, identifying challenges and developing a new Age-friendly Belfast Plan for 2018 – 2021.
Our key strategic themes for the next 3 years are:
- Effective partnership working in delivering the Plan.
- Improved physical environment which encourages walking and active ageing,
- more accessible public transport network, and
- increased provision of suitable housing.
- Older people are better informed and supported to engage in social, social, cultural and civic life,
- older people are more connected and less isolated,
- older people feel more respected and
- improved community safety.
Health and wellbeing
- Older people know how to access services,
- older people make better lifestyle choices and
- older people have improved access to Health and Social Care services and support.
- Improved employment opportunities,
- improved access to benefits and entitlements and
- better protection from financial scams and fraud.