Greater Belfast Senior’s Forum – G6

Engage with Age supports the Greater Belfast Seniors Forum (G6) alongside EWA’s colleagues in Age Partnership Belfast and Age Friendly Belfast.
The G6 is a forum representing all of the older people’s forums in Belfast. The represented forums are: Belfast East Seniors Forum, South Belfast Lifestyle Forum, West Belfast 50+ Forum, North Belfast Seniors Forum, Greater Shankill Senior Citizen’s Forum, and Castlereagh Seniors Forum.
The G6 meets monthly with the aims of sharing useful information, identifying common issues to address, advocating the needs of older people to decision makers, and ensuring older people across Belfast have access to services and opportunities which improve life.
Recent consultees with the G6 include: GP Federation for NI, the Cost of Living Coalition, In It Together, Health and Social Care Board, Belfast Trust, National Energy Action, and Belfast City Council.
The G6 has an Annual Action Plan, and current issues being campaigned on are: transport, health, cost of living.
For further information on the G6 please contact John McCandless on, call 07729 526576 or call Engage with Age on 028 9073 5696.


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