Age NI is the voice of older people in Northern Ireland.  Our charity’s objects are to promote the following purposes for the benefit of the public and/or older people:

  • Preventing or relieving the poverty of older people;
  • Advancing Education;
  • Preventing or relieving sickness, disease or suffering in older people (whether emotional, mental or physical);
  • Promoting equality and diversity;
  • Promoting the human rights of older people;
  • Assisting older people in need by reason of ill-health, disability, financial hardship, social exclusion, or other disadvantage; and
  • Such other charitable purposes for the benefit of older people as the Trustees may from time to time decide.

Our vision is a world where everyone can love later life and our mission is to help people enjoy a better later life by ensuring that their voice is heard and their rights are upheld.

Our services include Advice & Advocacy, Care & Wellbeing Services, Age Sector Networks, Policy & Engagement, Reminiscence, Charity shops and Living Well Products.

Our four goals determine what we do and are driven by the priorities which older people in later life tell us matter to them:

  • Enough Money.  To live comfortably and are able to participate in society.
  • Staying Well, Feeling Good.  To experience the best possible health, well-being and independence.
  • Equal and Engaged Citizens.  To be valued as equal citizens and have opportunities to actively engage in society.
  • Progressive Organisation.  Age NI is a professional, sustainable, well-governed organisation driven by the voice of older people.

Dr Raymond Mullan OBE Chair

Miss Linda Robinson BEM Chief Executive

Why Age NI is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

Age NI believes in a vibrant, diverse and inclusive Boardroom and we are delighted to continue to provide the opportunity for an apprentice to develop their skillset and gain experience from the Age NI Board/Committee structure.  Also, the Board collectively benefit from the skillset and experience of the apprentice.

It is beneficial for the Senior Management Team to receive feedback from the apprentice as to how their experience with Age NI has contributed to the learning gained from the programme training and hopefully will equip the apprentice with the skillset, experience and confidence to apply to other Boards as a Trustee/Non-Executive Director, on completion of the programme.

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

The meetings were held on Zoom during the pandemic, however we’re starting to return to physical meetings.

Board meetings – venues within Belfast area.  

Board Away Day – venue within Northern Ireland.

Committee meetings – Age NI, 3 Lower Crescent, Belfast, BT7 1NR

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

Board and Committee meetings are held quarterly within working hours, except for Nominations & Remunerations Committee, which are held 2-3 times per year.

Board Meetings currently take place from 10.30am – 1.30pm (usually Wednesday). The Away Day will take place for a full day.  Committee meetings take place during the day usually for 3 hours maximum at various times, depending on availability.

Date of Board Meetings (September 2022 – August 2023)

Board meeting – 28 September 2022 

Away Day – 21 October 2022

Board meeting – 14 December 2022

(2023 dates tbc – March & June 2023)

Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (September 2022 – August 2023)

Audit & Risk committee:

14 November 2022

(2023 dates tbc – February, May/June & August 2023)

Finance & Resources committee:

1 September 2022

24 November 2022

(2023 dates tbc – February/March, May/June 2023)

Nominations & Remunerations committee:

18 November 2022

(2023 dates tbc – February/March 2023)