Ageing and intellectual disability, policy and service planning, data collection

CARDI Involvement

Focus On...Social inclusion and ageing with an intellectual disability

23rd March 2015, CARDI

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.

Ageing in persons with an intellectual disability: building the foundation for an all-island, longitudinal study

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

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.


CARDI grant programme