What is the NI Pensioners Parliament?

What is the NI Pensioners Parliament

The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament was launched in 2011 and allows older people from across Northern Ireland to have their say on the issues that matter to them.

Since its establishment, the parliament has engaged with thousands of older people across Northern Ireland through a variety of ways:

The Surveys

Pensioners Parliament surveys provide Age Sector Platform with quantitative data in relation to the main problems older people in Northern Ireland are concerned about.

The Local Parliaments

These parliaments provide older people from across Northern Ireland with a local forum to discuss concerns they have in greater detail.  They allow both local and regional issues to be identified, debated and voted upon.  These events also provide an opportunity to provide information on local services and facilities.

Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament

The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament takes place over two days in Belfast and sees around 200 older people from across the province coming together. The Parliament involves participation from policy experts, influential people and high level politicians; and allows for debate and voting on Parliament motions.  View 2015 Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament motions

Themed Parliaments

2015 saw a new development for the Parliament – the hosting of themed parliaments on specific topics.  These parliaments allow for more in-depth discussion and debate on one exclusive topic – a topic that has been raised as a significant concern through the NI Pensioners Parliament.

2016 local parliaments

2016 Local Pensioners Parliaments

2016 will see more local parliaments than ever before!  For the first time parliaments will be held in each new council area.  These parliaments will take place between February and April 2016 and will ensure that older people’s views from every council area in Northern Ireland are represented.

Each local parliament will run from 10.30am until 3.30pm, and will feature interactive voting, discussion and Q&A with panels of local Councillors and MLAs.

If you would like to attend your local parliament, RSVP by phoning us on 028 9031 2089 or register online by clicking on the link below:

Register online for your local 2016 parliament

Council Area Date Venue & Location
Antrim & Newtownabbey Friday 19th February 2016 Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey
Fermanagh & Omagh Friday 26th February 2016 Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown
Ards & North Down Friday 4th March 2016 Queen’s Hall, Newtownards
Belfast Tuesday 8th March 2016 City Hall, Belfast
Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Tuesday 15th March 2016 City Hotel, Armagh
Newry, Mourne & Down Friday 8th April 2016 Canal Court Hotel, Newry
Mid & East Antrim Tuesday 12th April 2016 Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena
Mid Ulster Friday 15th April 2016 Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown
Derry City & Strabane Friday 22nd April 2016 City Hotel, Derry/Londonderry
Lisburn & Castlereagh Tuesday 26th April 2016 Lagan Valley Centre, Lisburn
Causeway Coast & Glens Friday 29th April 2016 Royal Court Hotel, Portrush

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