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Devolved Nations

The Devolved Nations portfolio of the BSG Executive Committee was launched in July 2017. This reflects the different legislative bodies and powers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as diverse social, demographic, geographic and economic contexts. All of these are relevant to how people and societies age, and impact on our identity, sense of place and access to cultural capital.

Devolution is a critical factor in exploring how policy and services affect our population. It is also vitally important to consider how existing and future challenges will impact different areas, and how each of the devolved nations will respond and react.

Thus, the three British Society of Gerontology groups within the devolved nations BSG Scotland, BSG Wales and BSG Northern Ireland have come together to learn from each other. In addition, one vital role of these BSG groups is that we can represent the BSG in our regional debates with policy makers.

Our plans include organising a devolved nations seminar at the BSG annual conference, and facilitating an annual workshop, as well as reacting to appropriate opportunities.

If you would like more information, or have any suggestions, please contact Paula Devine p.devine@qub.ac.uk

BSG Cymru

We are a group of BSG members who live and/or work in Cymru. Our aims are:
  • To promote active membership of BSG within Cymru.
  • To provide opportunities for meaningful and constructive networking.
  • To contribute to policy consultations that have a Welsh dimension via BSG.

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BSG Northern Ireland

We are a group of BSG members who live and/or work in Northern Ireland. Our aims are:
  • To promote active membership of BSG within Northern Ireland.
  • To provide opportunities for meaningful and constructive networking.
  • To contribute to policy consultations that have a Northern Irish dimension via BSG.

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BSG Scotland

We are a group of BSG members who live and/or work in Scotland. Our aims are:
  • To promote active membership of BSG within Scotland.
  • To provide opportunities for meaningful and constructive networking.
  • To contribute to policy consultations that have a Scottish dimension via BSG.

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