Posted on: January 17th, 2013

Gillian joined the board of Engage with Age in 2012 and served as its Chairperson from 2013 to 2017. Gillian works as a Senior Environmental Health Officer with Belfast City Council. For ten years her role with the council involved working on the Age Friendly Belfast programme, co-ordinating the Belfast City Council Age Friendly Plan, working with a range of agencies and also older people. She represents Belfast for the World Health Organisation’s Healthy Cities programme. Gillian is also a volunteer scout leader.

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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. Engage with Age offers one-to-one telephone befriending support for individual older people but does not currently provide in person visits to 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.

Referral Form Referral Criteria