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As of the 24 September 2015 The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) became the Ageing Research and Development Division within the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).
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Ageing and intellectual disability, policy and service planning, data collection
More adults with an intellectual disability (ID) in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI) are living to older ages. Social inclusion is vital for the health, wellbeing and quality of life of this group of adults as they age, and they often age without the family and social supports that other adults have.
Professor Roy McConkey, University of Ulster
Professor Roy McConkey, Institute for Nursing Research, University of Ulster; Professor Mary McCarron, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin; and Professor Philip McCallion, Centre for Excellence in Aging Services, University of Albany c/o Trinity College Dublin.
These experts will form an all island reference group of older people with intellectual disability and their carers, and bring together professionals and policy makers to study this area. The project will develop data collection to inform support needs now and for the future.
To develop an all-Ireland module on intellectual disability that will be part of a long-term study of older people. To provide information needs to policy makers and service planners.