July 21, 2017

ALONE welcomes change in fuel allowance method of payment

Dublin, 21st July 2017  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home welcomes the announcement from Minister for Employment and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, that changes will be made to the method of payment of the winter fuel allowance.   This new move will grant recipients […]
July 6, 2017

ALONE welcomes homecare consultation but stresses need for comprehensive services

6th July 2017 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home welcomes the introduction of a public consultation process on a new statutory homecare scheme announced by Minister for Older People, Jim Daly, today. ALONE also stress that a more rounded home support system should be put […]
June 2, 2017

Dublin publicans’ charity initiative with ALONE hits €50k

  Ambition is to raise €200k to mark 200 years of the Licensed Vintners Association Friday June 2 2017.  The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA), which represents Dublin publicans, has said it is delighted with the public response to its community initiative with ALONE. The LVA has confirmed that in just […]
May 25, 2017

“A lot has changed since 1977 but ALONE still needed today more than ever”

Charity celebrates 40th Anniversary at event in Dublin City Hall Dublin, 24th May 2017  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, celebrated its 40th anniversary at an event hosted by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr in City Hall, Dublin, last night. Speaking at the […]
May 10, 2017

Two Sisters Pub raise €1000 for ALONE through Good Friday Market

Dublin, 10th May 2017 The Two Sisters Pub, in Terenure, raised €1000 for ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, through a Spring Market which was held in the pub on Good Friday. The Spring Market consisted of a variety of stalls by local craftspeople and […]
May 2, 2017

Lisney host Charity Auction in aid of ALONE

Ireland’s leading estate agents assist in supporting older people to age at home 21st April 2017 Lisney, the leading estate agents in Ireland, are hosting an auction in aid of ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, in Farrier & Draper on South William Street on […]
April 24, 2017

ALONE engages in government consultation on new home care model

PRESS RELEASE  13 charities collaborate on home care submission to Department of Health Dublin, 24th April 2017  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has aligned with 12 other charities and advocacy groups in response to a new review on the regulation and financing of homecare […]
April 11, 2017

ALONE welcomes progress on ageing at home and right to homecare

11th April 2017 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed a new review on the regulation and financing of homecare but would like further information on means testing older people for this service. The Health Research Board’s review of the regulation and financing of […]
April 4, 2017

ALONE welcomes inaugural National Positive Ageing Forum and commends Minister McEntee for giving a voice to the Aging Sector

30th March 2017 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has commended the first ever National Positive Ageing Forum which was launched today by Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee T.D., as part of the implementation of the National Positive Ageing […]
March 28, 2017

ALONE & HSE launch New Support Coordination Services for Older People in North Dublin

23rd March 2017  A new Support Coordination Service for older people in the Dublin North City and County area was launched in Swords County Hall today. ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has partnered with the HSE to expand its support services to all older […]
March 22, 2017

ALONE drives forward with ElectroRoute and Mitsubishi Corporation in supporting older people to age at home

Charity receives donation of Electric Car to mark 40th Anniversary 22nd March 2017  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, today received a donation of a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) from ElectroRoute, the leading Irish energy trading and services firm, and Mitsubishi Corporation, the […]
March 20, 2017

On your marks, get set… Go running in support of ALONE at this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

  20th March 2017 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on women throughout the country to participate in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in aid of ALONE. The charity aims to raise money to go towards the provision of vital befriending services for […]
March 10, 2017

Dublin publicans announce community charity initiative with ALONE

  Initiative to mark bicentenary of the Licensed Vintners Association Ambition is to raise €200k for ALONE’S ‘Befriending Services’ Thursday 9th March 2017.  The Licensed Vintners Association, which represents Dublin publicans has announced details of a new community initiative with ALONE, the charity that supports older people living on their […]
February 13, 2017

ALONE calls on public to visit older people this Friendship Week 13th-17th February

Dublin, 13th February 2017 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is highlighting the importance of their Befriending Service during Friendship Week 2017 (13th-17th February). ALONE believes that Befriending can act as a preventative health measure in tackling the effects of loneliness among older people. In Ireland, […]
January 16, 2017

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 […]
December 6, 2016

Befriending – “The most wonderful thing that’s happened to me”

Dublin, 6th December 2016  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has today launched a video showing the positive impact of befriending for older people. In the video a number of older people, who avail of ALONE’s Befriending Service, thank their volunteers who have made a […]
November 24, 2016

ALONE – Show an older person you care this Christmas

Dublin, 23rd November 2016 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, today launched their Christmas campaign highlighting the isolation and loneliness of older people around Christmastime. At the launch of the campaign Anne Doyle, one of Ireland’s best loved broadcasters, urged members of the public to […]
November 3, 2016

ALONE – “It is time for all charities in Ireland to get serious about quality and transparency”

Dublin, 3rd November 2016  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has today welcomed the launch of Charities Institute Ireland, a new regulatory body for charities. The organisation, which was formed through the merger of Fundraising Ireland and the Irish Charities Tax Reform Group (ICTR), represents 180 of Ireland’s […]
October 28, 2016

ALONE call on the general public to be mindful of their older neighbours this Halloween

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is asking people to be mindful of vulnerable older people over the Halloween period. For many older people Halloween can be a distressing time with people calling to the door or setting off bangers and fireworks.   ALONE are […]
October 27, 2016

ALONE launches Ireland’s first contactless collection boxes

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, today launched Ireland’s first contactless collection boxes for the Christmas period. The boxes will be in The Butler’s Pantry’s ten shops from the end of November until January 2017.  Ireland’s most famous duo Jedward joined today’s launch and called […]