RESEARCH and RESOURCES
aims to support policy development and debate in Northern Ireland through
providing information and critical analysis.
The Policy Unit of
ARK has built on its close connections to the voluntary sector and initiated
links with policy makers within the Northern Ireland Assembly and Government
departments. It has worked to develop a facility for a more critical
appraisal of policy which is based on knowledge and evidence, and which
encourages public engagement with Social Policy.
The ARK Ageing Programme supports engagement
between the age and academic sectors. As part of this, we encourage and facilitate the production of research that will support lobbying
and advocacy, and the sophisticated use of information and evidence
by the age sector.
Archive on Ageism
ARK has developed a pilot archive of in-depth interviews with older
people looking at attitudes to ageing and ageism. The valuable information
contained within these qualitative interviews complements the facts
and figures produced by our other projects including: Attitudes to Older
People, Grandparenting, Pensions and Pensioners and Older People in
Northern Ireland, as well as the ARK Ageing Programme.