Age Partnership Belfast

Since January 2013 Engage With Age in partnership with Volunteer Now and North Belfast Seniors Forum signed a 3 year memorandum of understanding to establish Age Partnership Belfast aiming:

  • To build a sustainable partnership which will support and reflect the voice of older people.
  • To empower and enable older people to play a more active role in their city.
  • To connect the views of older people to influence decision makers and service providers.


Engage with Age works with a wide range of agencies and peer organisations.  Partners include:

  • Greater Belfast Seniors’ Forum
  • Health Ageing Strategic Partnership
  • City-wide Group on isolation and loneliness
  • Queen’s University of Belfast
  • Ulster University
  • Funders such as Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and Public Health Agency
  • Age Friendly Belfast

Engage with Age also co-chairs the Dementia Friendly East Belfast campaign.


Engage with Age can accept referrals of individual older people aged 50+ who are at risk of loneliness and social isolation, inviting them to participate in group activities. At present Engage with Age does not offer one-to-one support for individual older people and cannot visit individual older people. To make a referral please complete the on-line Referral Form and submit or alternatively please print off a copy of the PDF Referral Form and send it to us. See also the Referral Criteria for details of who can be referred.

Online Referral Form PDF Referral Form Referral Criteria