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Sound

Transcription

All the seniors that I'm in touch with, it's much more easier for them too

And in what way

Cause there’s more em, facilities, there’s more welfare rights, information bureaus…all these places where people can go, that weren’t there before, so yeah and citizens eh what ya call it centres, information centres, there’s loads of stuff and you know and within the Dublin City Council they have social workers to look after the older, or to look after people with social problems and things like that…so there’s much more agencies...now sometimes you might be beating your head off a wall to get through to them but they’re there, and if you keep at you can succeed. So like, that’s where one of the areas like in St Andrews, people go in there and get the help or to even fill out form, like people filling out forms, like you hear people say “I haven’t got me glasses” or they can’t see it, but they can’t really read it…and there’s a lot of that, even in the younger women coming up, there’s a lot of literacy problems in Dublin

Duration

16:51.1 - 18:09.7

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Subject

Aging, Relative deprivation

Date Added

10.06.2009

Citation

"Betty Watson considers the differences between then and now." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #305 (accessed December 15 2017, 10:20 am)