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Age Friendly Housing & Public Realm | Jack Keyes

Jack Keyes, Principal Advisor has responsibility for specialist support in several areas including:

  • Age Friendly Housing Provision
  • Universal design
  • Transport
  • Public Realm Improvement
  • Integrated Health Services
  • Social inclusion and Participation
  • Inter Agency delivery

The Age Friendly Housing & Public Realm Principal Advisor also supports

  • National implementation of Training & Development Programme
  • Engagement with policy makers
  • Statutory stakeholder engagement
  • Planning, Interagency workshops, Technical Guidance, Submission Development


Age Friendly Business Recognition Programme | Orlaith Carmody

Orlaith Carmody, Age Friendly Business Consultant is responsible for:

  • Mapping Age Friendly Business Recognition Programmes nationally and engaging with local Programme Manager’s
  • Identifying and establishing AFB Recognition Programmes into new programme areas facilitating the 4 Stage Process using the existing methodology
  • Working with the Age Friendly Programme Manager’s in each of the 31 local authority led programmes to engage with key local stakeholders including the local Chamber of Commerce, Local Enterprise Office and Director of Economic Development seeking local leadership and ownership
  • Delivering training at both local and regional level using the existing training modules and training tools
  • Developing further relationships with national businesses to extend the programmes to branch networks across the country
  • Engaging with Older Peoples Councils to assess and test the Mystery Shopping Process and facilitate consultation with national businesses
  • Widely promoting the Age Friendly Business Recognition Programme and creating brand awareness through various media channels
  • Assisting in the coordination of the implementation and testing of the Age Friendly Workplace and Age Friendly Business recognition models
  • Collecting and collating data and evidence
  • Coordinating the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation process by the administration of summary tracking surveys and indicators
  • Managing the population of the national Age Friendly Business Register
  • Facilitating wider wide scale delivery across Ireland


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