Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Dublin City Ireland
Dublin City Age Friendly Charter is a statement of Dublin City Council’s commitment to make Dublin City a great place to grow old, where everyone is valued and respected, and it is a reminder of the services that older people can expect from Dublin City Council. In fulfilling this pledge Dublin City will work in co-operation with older people as well as the statutory, voluntary, academic and private sectors. The Charter is reviewed on an on-going basis in line with the reviews of the Age Friendly Strategy and Action Plan. We have listed the way in which we will ensure that older people continue to enjoy life as they age by improving our services under the following headings: Information, Home and Community, Social, Economic and Political life, Lean, Develop and work, Value and Respect, Healthy and Active Living, Outdoor spaces and Buildings, Safety, Transport.
Age Friendly Walkability Reports are currently being conducted in all 5 Dublin City Council Administrational areas. This promotes ease of access for members of the public and also provides Dublin City engineers and maintenance with the valued data for change/upgrade and repair. Dublin City Age Friendly Older Persons Councils and Programme are now a valued voice within structures of Dublin City Council whom are consulted when architects and planners are designing new city streets and housing complexes.
“Housing with Support” demonstrator model under Rebuilding Ireland and will deliver 52 homes, due for completion in 2020. The ‘Housing with Support’ model is intended to set a new standard for the future of housing provision for older people and to act as an exemplar for others to follow. It seeks to provide an appropriate physical and supportive environment that enables older residents to live full lives in their own homes within their own community, thereby both promoting independence and reducing or deferring the need to move into long term residential care. The overall aim of this project is to develop a new model of housing for older people where the key components; physical environment and care supports are provided onsite, integrated into the community and are designed with older people at the centre.
Dublin City are the hosts of the International Dublin Declaration on Age Friendly Cities & Communities. In 2011 an historic International Declaration Signing was hosted in the City with over 40 Mayors from across the world. Subsequent signings were held in 2013 and 2014.