May 22, 2024

ALONE calls on local election candidates across Ireland to take action for the 1.04 million people aged 60+ across the county

  ALONE is calling on local election candidates across Ireland to take action for the 1,048,985 people aged 60+ across the county. Currently, there are over 0.8 million people aged 65 and above in Ireland, a number projected to double by 2050, constituting more than a quarter of the total […]
May 13, 2024

ALONE’s Community Impact Network (CIN) Annual Conference states – Collaborating is our Collective Responsibility.

Register for the CONFERENCE here: Collaborating – Our Collective Responsibility.   A great example of the age sector coming together to share knowledge and resources to meet the growing needs of our ageing population. Maynooth, May 23, 2024 – ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, […]
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 […]
April 10, 2024

ALONE Calls for the state pension and other social welfare payments to be benchmarked.

In its submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands the organisation calls for the state pension and other social welfare payments benchmarked.   Dublin, April 10th: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, addressed the Joint Oireachtas […]
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 […]
February 9, 2024

ALONE asks for Action to Combat Loneliness this Valentine’s Day

ALONE the national organisation that enables people to age at home, loves to celebrate Valentines Day with the special people in our lives but we need to work to improve our society for those who are experiencing loneliness every day. They are asking Government to commit to a strategy to […]
January 24, 2024

Government must act on housing for older people, say ALONE and Threshold

Charities set out 12 recommendations to address deficits in the private rental sector for older renters in their published report Double Deficit. ALONE reports a 40% increase in older people experiencing housing difficulties in 2023 compared to the previous year.   WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24TH 2024: National charities ALONE and Threshold […]
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 […]
October 10, 2023

ALONE says Budget measures do not go far enough to support older people living alone now.

Charity warns that we need to spend money on older people now as well as save for future. ALONE, the charity which enables older people to age at home says that while increases to the State pension are welcome, they will not go far enough to reduce poverty rates among […]
October 9, 2023

ALONE calls on Government to make the right decisions in tomorrow’s budget – “€12 on the pension is not enough” say older person’s charity

Charity says that Budget needs to make changes for the one million older people in Ireland today   In light of the Budget to be announced tomorrow, ALONE is reiterating their calls for an increase in the pension of at least €27.50. The charity which enables older people to age […]
October 3, 2023

ALONE launches its Annual Report for 2022 by highlighting the positive impact of an unprecedented year of delivering supports to older people.

Dublin, 3rd October : ALONE the charity that supports older people in Ireland launched its annual report today at their headquarters in Dublin with Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler. The report comes following another year of growth which saw ALONE interact with the largest number of […]
September 29, 2023

ALONE celebrates International Day of Older Persons by highlighting the work we still need to do to support an ageing population.

As the world comes together to celebrate International Older Persons Day on October 1st, 2023, ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, joins the global community in honouring the invaluable contributions of older people. This year’s theme, “Fulfilling the Promises of the Universal Declaration of Human […]
September 27, 2023

ALONE call for significant increase to Budget funding for Housing Adaptation Grants to make additional €85.3m a year available for older people

ALONE’s review of Housing Adaptation Grants finds waiting lists, overspending and challenges in accessing funding for older people.   A review by ALONE into Housing Adaptation Grants across the country has highlighted overspending, significant waiting lists, and difficulty in accessing funding for older people and people with disabilities. The three […]
September 18, 2023

Loneliness Taskforce calls for €5m funding to address loneliness in Budget 2024, as action plan remains on the shelf

Urgent action required as Taskforce states: “We do not want Ireland to be at the top of the league-table for loneliness again”   Dublin, September 18: The Loneliness Taskforce is concerned that Government is not living up to their commitment to tackle loneliness and are advocating strongly that funding is […]
September 11, 2023

Home Care Coalition calls for more than €1bn funding for home support services in Budget 2024

The Home Care Coalition says investment is needed in the #HomeCareCrisis   The Home Care Coalition is calling for €1.05bn funding to the Home Support Service in Budget 2024 to provide quality care to older people and people with disabilities, and to enable additional recruitment and retention of home care […]
September 7, 2023

ALONE hosts its Annual Community Impact Network Seminar in Waterford with Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler.

Engaging older people in our communities; a collective response and impact. Dublin, 7th September: ALONE, the charity that helps older people to age at home, will host its annual Community Impact Network seminar in the Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre in Waterford on the 8th September. The theme of the […]
August 8, 2023

ALONE’s Annual Cost of Living Survey reveals 75% of older people say their standard of living has been affected by high inflation.

Older people responding to the survey commented: “My house is heated by coal, it increased to €30 per bag which I can’t afford, I don’t light my fire until 6 o’clock and the house is very cold, no warm water either.” “I use less heat and buy less food.” “Food […]
July 21, 2023

ALONE welcome increased rate of pay for home support workers but raise concern at cut to home support hours to be delivered this year.

Dublin, 21 July: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed the increased rate of pay for home support workers but says older people should not see their care hours cut. The organisation was responding to the announcement that the Department of Health sanctioned an […]