Older people’s views of support and services in response to elder abuse in communities across Ireland

CARDI Involvement
CARDI grant programme


  • Dr Janet Carter-Anand, Lecturer and Associate Researcher, Social Policy and Ageing Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Campbell Killick, Research Officer, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Dr Brian J Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Ulster


  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland

Project Lead

Dr Emer Begley, Policy and Social Inclusion Officer, Age Action Ireland



Funding source

CARDI - Call 2


2010 / 2011



Last updated

26th September 2013
Cases of reported elder abuse in the Republic of Ireland doubled between 2006 and 2007 and, with population ageing, are expected to continue increasing. 

This all-Ireland research will look at how older people themselves see the problem of elder abuse and the support they need if they are victims.



To define how older people see elder abuse, what they consider to be the main threats to their safety, identify suitable supports and how these could be improved, and compare and contrast access to services across Ireland.

Read the full report here.

Read CARDI's research brief here.