Loneliness Taskforce Calls For Annual Funding

The Loneliness Taskforce has launched its report recommending that the Government take action on loneliness in the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI).   The report, titled ‘A Connected Ireland’, recommends that annual funding of €3 million be put towards combating loneliness; responsibility to combat loneliness is allocated to a specific Minister and Government department; a […]

ALONE call on public to remember older people affected by emigration this St. Patricks Day

 This St. Patricks Day, ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is highlighting one of the lesser known effects of emigration. ALONE report an increase in the number of older people requiring their services as a direct result of their children and grandchildren emigrating.   The number of Irish people leaving […]

RTE’s Nationwide Explores History Of ALONE

What:                   Nationwide programme on the charity ALONE When:                  Wednesday 8th November 2017 Where:                 RTÉ 1 Time:                     7 – 7.30pm   ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, will be featured on next Wednesday’s episode of Nationwide on RTÉ 1, at 7pm. This feature will delve into the work and history of ALONE, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this […]

ALONE – Need For Increase In Home Care Budget ’

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the government to increase funding for homecare following the report that 90,000 bed days have been lost in the hospital system so far this year because of delayed discharges.  This is according to HSE figures provided to Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher. […]

ALONE Hosts Befriending Network Ireland National Seminar

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home,hosted the Befriending Network Ireland’s (BNI) National Seminar in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin. The seminar, which was attended by Befriending Network Ireland (BNI) members from around the country, discussed the importance of highlighting loneliness as a public health issue, as well as the running of […]

ALONE – The Provision Of Quality Home Care Packages For Older People Is A Necessity

 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the government to make homecare a legal right, ensuring that all older people are supported to age in the community.   Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, commented, “The principle of ageing at home, and having the right and ability to do […]

ALONE – Show An Older Person You Care This Christmas

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is asking members of the public to reach out to the older members of their community this Christmas and offer support to those who may be lonely or isolated.   Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE commented, “No one should feel alone at Christmas, however, […]

ALONE Endorses Plan To Tie State Pension To Rate Of Inflation

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is endorsing the Minister for Social Protection’s plan to tie the state pension to the rate of inflation. The state pension could be tied to the rate of inflation and the cost of living if Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar pushes through plans for […]

Rebuilding Ireland – ALONE Welcomes Action Plan For Housing And Homelessness

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed the housing solutions for older people proposed in Rebuilding Ireland, the Government’s Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Housing Simon Coveney today announced their intention to build and buy thousands of houses and units in a […]

ALONE disappointed Older People did not warrant a Senior Ministry

ALONE, the charity that supports vulnerable older people, welcomes the appointment of Helen McEntee as Minister of State with responsibility for Older People but has expressed  disappointment that An Taoiseach Enda Kenny  did  not appoint a cabinet-level minister with responsibility for the Ageing Demographic.   Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, commented, “ALONE welcomes the incoming government’s new […]

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