|Name of Service or Support||Kildare Age Friendly County Programme|
|Does your support or service cover all of Co. Kildare?|
|Description of Service or Support:|
The programme is a multi agency programme which is part of a National shared service, supported by Age Friendly Ireland. The initiative is facilitated by the County & City Managers association of Local Government. There are 31 programmes across Ireland in each local Authority. Each programme has a strategic Alliance made up of senior decision makers of state services, and representatives from Kildare Older Persons Council. Each county programme develops a strategy based on identified needs of older people and the ageing population. There is also a national oversight implementation team made up of key departmental officials and state services. This allows programmes to influence policies and get support for implementing policies around the country.
|Service or Support Provided by:||Kildare Age Friendly Alliance|
|Who is this service or support for?|
The support is for people over 55. Some of the initiatives which influence policy are designed to future proof for ageing which affects all ages across the lifespan. Examples being the new Housing policy "Housing options for the ageing population" & inclusion of Age friendly principles in County development plans and local area plans. Some initiatives are also intergenerational.
|Where is the service or support provided?|
The service and support is provided through the Age Friendly Alliance and is facilitated by Kildare County Council through the Age Friendly Programme Manager:
|When is the service or support provided?||Ongoing during opening hours Mon- Friday 9 am - 5pm|
|How much does it cost?||No cost|
|How does someone find out more about how to use this service/support?|