Sage has made a submission on the Deprivation of Liberty: Safeguard Proposals consultation with the Department of Health. Everyone has the right to liberty, this means that a person cannot have their liberty taken away unless it is in accordance with law. This week the Government passed a motion to ratify the UN Convention on […]
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Sage, the support and advocacy Service for vulnerable adults and older people welcomes the Government’s action to finally ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). The principles of the convention and the associated monitoring mechanisms which Ireland will now have to comply with place obligations on the Government to ensure […]
Sage has made a submission to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission’s public consultation on contracts of care in long-term residential care services for older people. The purpose of the consultation is to gather the views of older people, their families, representatives and service providers which will inform the CCPC’s work in developing a set […]
Throughout 2018 Sage will be hosting a series of seminars and workshops around the country in preparation for commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. For information and bookings for all Sage events go to our Eventbrite page Workshops: ‘Nothing About You / Without You: Putting Capacity Legislation into our Practice’ These will be […]
The National Safeguarding Committee, of which Sage is a member, has called for the urgent commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015, as a new report it publishes today finds the 19th century Wards of Court regime to be inadequate and archaic. The report, Review of current practice in the use of wardship for […]
Sage has made a submission to the Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care, which was established in 2017 to achieve cross-party consensus on a long-term vision for mental health care and the direction of mental health policy in Ireland. In our submission we highlighted the mental health challenges for vulnerable adults and […]
Tullamore- Sage Workshop: ADM (Capacity) Act 2015 ‘Supporting You to Support Others’, 26th September 2017
Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Scott Building, Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore, Arden Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Kilkenny – Sage Workshop: ADM (Capacity) Act 2015 ‘Supporting You to Support Others’, 11th September 2017
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Kilkenny Education Centre, Callan Road, Wetland, Kilkenny.
A United Nations Human Rights Committee has criticised Ireland for the continued operation of the Victorian era Lunacy Regulations of 1871, and states Ireland should prioritise the commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015.
Your Opinion piece (IT 2/8/17) headlined ‘Committee against Torture is being misused’ raised a rather wry smile. I wonder which newspaper it was that wrote the headline which Sage ‘garnered’.