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

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, have expressed their disappointment in the HSE following the news that a 92-year-old woman has been in hospital for almost 300 days due to a lack of funding for home care packages. ALONE is calling on the government to increase home help hours in […]

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 Respond To Alan Kelly’s Announcement Of €56 million For Housing Adaptation Grants

ALONE, the charity that supports older persons to age at home, welcome the announcement of €56.25 million funding for housing grants made by Ministers Alan Kelly and Paudie Coffey yesterday but remain acutely aware that it is significantly reduced from the €99.2 million allocated in 2010. ALONE also question whether this is additional funding or […]

Call On Government To Restructure Health Budget Toward Community Care

ALONE, the charity that provides services for older people in need, fully supports Social Justice Ireland’s call on the Government to give far greater priority to community care.   Although the government’s policy is to support older people to remain at home, ALONE have long been campaigning that sufficient resources are not being invested, despite […]