Research produced as a result of a project which aimed to consult directly with older people to ascertain their views on all aspects of social care and report on the main findings.
SRC worked in partnership with Age NI staff and peer facilitators to recruit for and run three focus groups across NI. The focus groups were held in Belfast, Cookstown and Irvinestown. In total, twenty four older people attended the focus groups – two thirds male and one third female.
All participants were over the age of 65 with just over half in the 75 to 84 age group. More than half of the participants were in receipt of social care services. The focus groups took place in April and May 2011.