CARDI secures new grant to support research on ageing in Ireland, North and South
- Northern Ireland
- Republic of Ireland
The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) is delighted to announce that it has secured a grant of €1.69 million from The Atlantic Philanthropies to support ageing-related research in Ireland, North and South play its part in planning for demographic change.
This funding builds upon a previous grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Department of Health and Children in Dublin and the Health & Social Care Research & Development Office, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland.
Over the past four years CARDI has supported twenty five research projects and networks to study areas such as income and poverty in older people, dementia, end-of- life care, inappropriate prescribing, rural ageing and long-term care costs. CARDI has also published and disseminated over 150 documents and articles on research and policy topics relating to ageing as part of its research translation work and hosted 40 events aimed at communicating research and encouraging networking.
CARDI’s work in stimulating co-operation in ageing research across the island of Ireland has resulted in growing momentum. The focus of this award is to develop it further and help embed it in universities, government and the voluntary and community sector. Research is vital to understand ageing and the experiences of older people. This in turn can help inform policies and services which can better serve the needs of our ageing population.
Professor Davis Coakley, Co- Chair of CARDI said: “CARDI is very appreciative of this continued support from The Atlantic Philanthropies which will help build upon CARDI’s achievements to date.”
Professor Bob Stout, Co-Chair of CARDI said "This significant award will help support CARDI’s work in advancing the profile and role of research on ageing on the island of Ireland and helping to make the latest thinking on ageing available to policy-makers and service providers."