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 […]
December 25, 2023

Share your Warmth with ALONE this Christmas.

ALONE encourages people to be aware of the pain and suffering caused by loneliness Christmas.  Dublin, 25th December 2023: ALONE, the national charity that enables older people to age at home is asking members of public to share your warmth with older people this Christmas and New Year. ALONE volunteers […]
December 9, 2023

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

Dublin, 9th December : 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 some Christmas tree’s and Christmas dinner’s.    This is a great part of ALONE’s Christmas campaign […]
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 28, 2023

CSO housing data shows older people’s housing needs are heading for a crisis, says ALONE

Number of private renters aged 65+ has doubled since 2011, according to latest Census results   ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has said the latest Census publication on housing is cause for significant concern relating to housing for older people. ALONE’s data shows 4,333 […]
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 […]
July 13, 2023

ALONE calls for pension increases and urgent investment in services in their Pre-Budget Submission

There are ‘One Million and Counting’ older people in Ireland. Dublin, 13th July 2023: ALONE has called on Government today to make urgent investments now in Budget 2024 that will make Ireland a country that is fair and just to our older population from 2024 and into the future. In […]
June 15, 2023

ALONE highlights isolation among older people as a key cause of abuse on World Elder Abuse Day, June 15th

ALONE is supporting the HSE’s Hear Me, Support Me, Challenge Elder Abuse campaign this World Elder Abuse Day. ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, sheds light on the distressing trend of increasing safeguarding concerns they have witnessed over the past year this World Elder Abuse […]
June 8, 2023

ALONE call for urgent Action Plan on Loneliness as data reveals Ireland is the loneliest country in Europe

Action Plan on loneliness was committed to by Government but has not progressed   Dublin, 8 June: ALONE, the national organisation supporting older people to age at home, has called for action from the Department of Health on loneliness, as new data shows that Ireland is the loneliest country in […]