July 17, 2024

ALONE supported over 37,000 older in 2023. Of those that we assessed, 30% indicated that they had issues with Finance. Among them, 2 out of 5 people had issues with utilities, 1 in 3 people had issues with benefits, and just under 1 in 5 had issues with entitlements.

ALONE’s annual survey found nearly 50% of older people interviewed had difficulty paying their bills    Dublin 17th July ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, is looking for the Government to deliver a Budget that will protect and support all older people in Ireland. This […]
April 15, 2024

Ireland’s new Loneliness Taskforce Research Network is launching at NCI Dublin Spencer Dock on April 16th supported by ALONE.

Loneliness is a growing worldwide problem, that is felt acutely in Ireland where levels of loneliness in Ireland are higher than the EU average. This presents a serious health risk as loneliness is proven to affect physical as well as mental health. This growing need is being met by NGO’s […]
March 6, 2024

ALONE Opening Statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Thank you to the Chair and the Committee members for inviting us here today. In 2023, ALONE provided support to over 36,000 older people. 12,000 of those people were new to our service. Support with housing issues was the highest area of need, and we provided 535 interventions to support […]
March 5, 2024

ALONE says solutions in housing for older people solve the housing crisis for all

In its submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing the organisation calls for targeted housing delivery for older people to help increase housing stock for all    Dublin, March 5th: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, addressed the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing today […]
February 14, 2024

“Taking stock: Is Government keeping its commitments to older people?”

Alliance of Age Sector NGOs call for an Independent Commissioner for Ageing and Older People   Dublin, 14 February 2024 The Alliance of Age Sector NGOs, representing seven leading older persons organisations, is calling on all political parties to include a commitment in their manifestos, ahead of the next general […]
November 23, 2023

Dr Maureen Gaffney joins ALONE’s call for people to ‘Share your Warmth’ this Christmas

Dublin, 23rd November:  ALONE, the charity that helps older people to age at home, launched its Christmas campaign ‘Share Your Warmth’ this morning with Dr. Maureen Gaffney, Author and Psychologist, Joan Finglas, an older person with ALONE and volunteer Laura Browne. The aim of the campaign is to ask the […]
January 25, 2023

The Alliance of Age Sector NGO’s latest report calls for an Independent Commissioner for Ageing and Older People

Today, The Alliance of Age Sector NGOs launches its 2023 Report, ‘Telling It Like It Is; Combatting Ageism,’ which sets out why Ireland needs to take ageism seriously and take meaningful action to counteract it. The report highlights the nature and impact of ageism in Ireland and offers several evidence-informed […]
December 12, 2022

Christmas Tree delivery in Willie Bermingham Place as part of ongoing effort to Share the Warmth.

ALONE, the national charity that helps older people to age at home, is once again collaborating with Andy Kenny and Firtree to give older people living in ALONE’s Willie Bermingham Place a Christmas tree and dinner.   This is a great part of ALONE’s Christmas campaign over the years and […]
December 5, 2022

ALONE asks government to prepare for an older population

ALONE, the charity that helps older people to age at home, has welcomed ‘Health in Ireland – Key Trends 2022’ issued today but cautions that this should be presented not as a burden on our society but rather a fundamental fact that needs planning and delivery in key aspects of […]
December 1, 2022

ALONE launches its ‘Share the Warmth’ campaign ahead of a difficult winter

ALONE, the charity that helps older people to age at home, launched its Winter campaign ‘Share the Warmth’ at the Westin Hotel this morning with Joanna Donnelly, Met Eireann Weather Presenter and ALONE service users. The charity has continued to see a sharp increase in demand for its services as […]
November 11, 2022

ALONE highlights the need for Safeguarding Legislation this Safeguarding Awareness Day

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is highlighting the need for the introduction of safeguarding legislation this Adult Safeguarding Day. ALONE has consistently worked with older people who can suffer from all sorts of abuse ranging from physical, mental, and financial abuse. This Adult Safeguarding […]
October 28, 2022

Support & Befriending service reduces health decline, shows new research by ALONE, Trinity College and partners

New research funded by the Health Research Board and ALONE, hosted by Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN), shows that support and befriending services for older people can reduce health decline   Dublin, October 28th: ALONE and a multi-institutional team led by Dr Joanna McHugh Power (Maynooth University) and Dr […]
September 30, 2022

ALONE celebrates International Day of the Older Person 2022 by highlighting intergenerational connection – Charity highlights loneliness and lack of connection among older and younger people

Dublin, 30th September: ALONE the charity that supports older people in Ireland is celebrating International Day of the Older Person on Saturday October 1st. This day is all about celebrating the positive contribution that older people have made and continue to make to our society, culture and economy as well […]
September 27, 2022

“Budget will not support older people into 2023,” says ALONE

“Missed opportunity for structural change to pensions and supports for older people” say older person’s charity   Dublin, 27th September:  Budget 2023 has not delivered for older people on lowest incomes into 2023, says ALONE, the organisation that enables older people to age at home. Budget 2023, which was released […]
September 5, 2022

ALONE releases Pre-Budget Submission amid calls to protect older people from “unsustainable” increases to cost of living

Some older people “frightened for the first time in their lives” at costs coming into winter ALONE has launched its full Pre-Budget Submission and has called on Government to urgently take action for older people, saying that repeated increases in the cost of living are unsustainable and the situation is […]
August 3, 2022

ALONE welcomes move to benchmark State Pension to the average Industrial wage

ALONE welcomes the news from the Department of Social Protection regarding benchmarking the State pension to the average industrial wage, helping it keep pace with the rising cost of living. ALONE has welcomed news today regarding benchmarking of the State Pension, and has urged Government to implement incremental increases starting […]
July 28, 2022

ALONE joins with Humans of Dublin to celebrate International Day of Friendship 2022

  International Friendship Day, which takes place on 30 July, is an international day of recognition. This year, ALONE has partnered with Humans of Dublin to share the stories of how friendship from thousands of ALONE volunteers has changed the lives of older people in Ireland.   ALONE are also […]
July 14, 2022

ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours, friends and relatives as temperatures are set to spike

Dublin, 14th July, ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is urging older people to be careful and take necessary precautions as temperatures are set to rise this week, following a high temperature advisory notice from Met Eireann, as daytime high temperatures are set to remain […]
January 31, 2022

Hi Digital – Digital Skills Training for Older People

ALONE and Active Retirement Ireland have partnered with Vodafone Ireland Foundation to deliver a new nationwide 5-year digital skill training program for older people called Hi Digital.
November 24, 2021

Help us leave no one ALONE at Christmas

Help us leave no one ALONE at Christmas