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 […]
October 20, 2022

Growth and Integration: ALONE reflects on a memorable 2021 with the publishing of its Annual Report.

Dublin, 20th October: ALONE the charity that supports older people in Ireland launched its annual report today. The report comes after a challenging 2021 which saw ALONE interact with the largest number of older people in its history. It has grown as an organisation, but this is due to the […]
October 20, 2022

ALONE calls on all agencies to work together to support older people amid rising energy costs this winter

    ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has called on all organisations to work together to support older people this winter and ‘share the warmth’.   In light of rising energy costs, and in partnership with Government and the Department of the Environment, Climate […]
October 11, 2022

Older people in Cork need your support – ALONE is calling for members of the public in Cork to volunteer their friendship

Dublin, 11th October 2022 ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is recruiting volunteers in Cork. The organisation is encouraging members of the public to get involved in their local community by volunteering to participate in their various volunteer Support & Befriending programmes. Older people are […]
October 11, 2022

Older people in Kerry need your support – ALONE is calling for members of the public in Kerry to volunteer their friendship

Dublin, 11th October 2022 ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is recruiting volunteers in Kerry. The organisation is encouraging members of the public to get involved in their local community by volunteering to participate in their various volunteer Support & Befriending programmes. Older people are […]
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 26, 2022

ALONE calls on Government to make the right decisions in tomorrow’s budget – “€10 on the pension is not enough” say older person’s charity

Dublin, 26th September: In light of the Budget to be announced tomorrow, ALONE is reiterating their calls for an increase in the pension of at least €20.   The charity which enables older people to age at home says that the Budget this year has the potential to support older […]
September 9, 2022

“ALONE seeks planning permission to deliver Housing with Support for older people in Dublin area”

Dublin 9th September, 2022, ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, is leading a redevelopment and refurbishment project of Jamestown Court, Inchicore to create age-friendly one-bedroom homes for older people on the housing waiting list. This project encompasses the refurbishment of one of the existing blocks […]
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 22, 2022

ALONE urges Government to implement changes for older people in Budget 2023 or risk them going hungry this winter

The organisation has outlined its key asks in their pre-budget submission to the Department of Social Protection ahead of Budget 2023: Minimum of €20 increase to the State Pension for this year and 2024 Benchmarking of Living Alone Allowance and increase this year by €20 Expansion of the Fuel Allowance […]
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 […]
July 6, 2022

‘Declining home ownership is a clear and present danger of poverty for people.’

Already, more than 1 in 4 social housing applicants are aged 50+, say ALONE Dublin, 6th July 2022: ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today welcomed the ESRI report into the levels of declining home ownership. The report highlights that future cohorts of retirees […]
June 14, 2022

“Increase in elder abuse should result in immediate action”

ALONE calls for introduction of national adult safeguarding legislation on Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022   Dublin, 14th June 2022 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is highlighting the need for the introduction of national adult safeguarding legislation this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which […]
June 12, 2022

Older people in Kerry need your support

ALONE is calling for members of the public in Kerry to volunteer their friendship   Dublin, 12 June 2022 ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is recruiting volunteers in Kerry. The organisation is encouraging members of the public to get involved in their local community […]
May 11, 2022

Older people in Clare need your support

ALONE is calling for members of the public in Clare to volunteer their friendship   Dublin, 11 May 2022 ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is recruiting volunteers in Clare. The organisation is encouraging members of the public to get involved in their local community […]
May 11, 2022

Older people in Limerick need your support

ALONE is calling for members of the public in Limerick to volunteer their friendship Dublin, 11 May 2022  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people to age at home, is recruiting volunteers in Limerick. The organisation is encouraging members of the public to get involved in their local community by […]