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Linda Robinson - International Federation on Ageing. Belfast, , IE

Linda Robinson Linda Robinson

Chief Executive | Age NI

Belfast, IRELAND

Linda has exceptional knowledge and understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by our ageing population.






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Linda Robinson (AgeNI): Welcome and Opening Remarks. Linda Robinson, Age NI




Linda Robinson is the Chief Executive of Age NI, the largest older peoples’ charity in Northern Ireland, she has over 27 years experience delivering best practice services for older people. Her recent Msc in Inter professional Health & Social Care focused on the opportunities and challenges arising from carers assessments.

Age NI delivers a vital range of services for older people and their families including advice and care. It also supports local groups with the aim of strengthening the voice of older people in their communities.

Longer life is something to be celebrated. Indeed, many older people report that they lead vibrant, fulfilling, dignified, independent and engaged lives. However, we also know that for many older people later life can be a challenge.

Linda will outline the current review of Health & Social Care and in particular the strategy “Transforming Your Care” and she will also look at key areas of service aimed at supporting older people including residential and nursing care and care at home both of which are aimed at making life better for all.

At the heart of the Age NI vision of social care is a system that enhances wellbeing and independence so that older people continue to engage socially and maintain self esteem and dignity.

Areas of Expertise (5)




Social Care


Accomplishments (1)

C03 Leadership Awards

Winner of the Leading People category Awarded Highly Commended, Leading Forward on Health & Social Care Reform Awarded Highly Commended, Leading Forward in Transformation across Health & Social Care

Education (2)

Queen's University Belfast: MA, HR Management 2002

Ulster University: BSc, Psychology, Social Policy, Clinical Psychology and Social Work 1987

Media Appearances (5)

New Irish News campaign aimed at encouraging people to be more neighbourly to begin next week

The Irish News  online


Linda Robinson, CEO, Age NI, said the campaign will be "valuable" to isolated older people. "We are absolutely delighted to be involved in this initiative and commend the Irish News for raising awareness of the issues affecting older people, especially around loneliness and isolation, which we know is an increasing problem for many, but particularly for the older generation.

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Charity for elderly concerned for Rose Court home residents

Belfast Telegraph  online


Linda Robinson from Age NI said: "It is deeply distressing to hear that some older people did not enjoy the level and quality of care we would expect for ourselves and our loved ones. "Older people and their families must be empowered and enabled to take an active role in decisions on care and have their views and wishes listened to and acted upon. Compassion must be at the centre of health and social care for older people.

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Lights were turned on at flat to conceal pensioner's death

The Irish News  online


Age NI's chief executive Linda Robinson said she was saddened to learn of the tragic circumstances. "In Northern Ireland a significant number of our older population live alone and are not connected to others in their community. "We all have a role to play in reducing loneliness and isolation experienced by older people, it undermines a person's well-being and feelings of self-worth and is now being recognised as a public health challenge.

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Dismay as council cuts back on free Roselawn Cemetery shuttle bus for elderly

Belfast Telegraph  online


Linda Robinson, who is chief executive of Age NI, said adequate access to transport is essential for older people. "The bus service to Roselawn enables people to pay their respects to loved ones on a regular basis," she said. "To reduce the opportunity to do so could have a devastating impact on people who rely on the service."

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Age NI: 'Our stores are like fashion outlets, not charity shops'

Belfast Telegraph  online


Age NI's chief executive Linda Robinson said that it was important for Age NI to respond effectively to a changing charity landscape. "The recession has had a direct impact on many charities and indeed their supporters too," she said. "As a result, it has been important for us to identify new prospects to build upon the existing sustainability of our services and activities."

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