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 […]
Dublin SE/Wicklow & Cork City/East Cork The right to have your voice heard and to participate in making decisions which affect you is a fundamental principle in a democratic society. It is a principle simply stated as “Nothing about you /without you”. In circumstances where people may be vulnerable, or have to depend on others, there […]
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 […]
New culture needed to respect the ‘will and preference’ of vulnerable adults An understandable preoccupation with Brexit is distracting attention from the need to develop the social agenda of the European Union and to provide greater protection for people at risk, according to Sage the support and advocacy service for vulnerable adults and older people. […]
Pictured: Patricia Rickard-Clarke at the honorary degrees conferring ceremony in O’Reilly Hall, UCD. Patricia Rickard-Clarke, justice advocate – Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science On 5th December Patricia Rickard-Clarke was conferred with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in University College […]
Human Rights Organisation calls on Department of Justice to implement Ombudsman findings on Magdalene Redress Scheme
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), Justice for Magdalenes Research (JFMR), Sage Support and Advocacy Service (SAGE) and the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) have strongly welcomed today’s report by Ombudsman Peter Tyndall which finds that the Department of Justice has ‘maladaministered’ the Magdalene restorative justice scheme.
We need to face up to the reality of this situation. Financial abuse can happen anyone, writes Eileen O’Callaghan.
On 4th October Sage appeared before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health along with the National Safeguarding Committee and the HSE.