October 13, 2015

ALONE comments on Budget 2016 announcements

ALONE, the charity that cares for older people in need has released comment on the 2016 Budget announcements, delivered in the Dáil today. Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE said, “ALONE welcome increases to the weekly income of older people which include an increase to the old age pension and the weekly […]
October 5, 2015

ALONE launch ‘homeless in all but name’ Campaign 2015

ALONE ask the government to designate a portion of all social housing units for use by older people 5th October 2015 ALONE have today launched their ‘homeless in all but name’ campaign, highlighting Ireland’s mounting crisis around housing our older people. ALONE’s Annual Report, released today, reveals that over 50% […]
October 5, 2015

Homeless in all but name

We are asking the government to plan effectively for the housing needs of our ageing population and designate a portion of all social housing units for use by older people
October 1, 2015

Loneliness is a serious health issue

October 1st: This International Day of Older people on October 1st, ALONE is highlighting the fact that loneliness is a health issue with far-reaching consequences. Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE said, “As an organisation that works with vulnerable older people, we interact first hand with the effects of loneliness every […]
September 16, 2015

ALONE welcome investment to upgrade public nursing homes

16th September 2015, Dublin   ALONE has today welcomed the announcement from Minister Kathleen Lynch that €450 million will be allocated for the refurbishment or replacement of state-owned nursing homes and facilities for people with disabilities. CEO of ALONE, Sean Moynihan said, “ALONE been campaigning about the quality of nursing homes […]
September 14, 2015

ALONE respond to Minister Burton’s proposed increase to Christmas Bonus

14th September 2015, Dublin   ALONE has today responded to Minister Joan Burton’s proposal that the Christmas Bonus will rise to €115 this year.
August 31, 2015

ALONE support Social Justice Ireland’s call on the government to restructure the health budget toward community care

31st August 2015, Dublin  ALONE fully supports Social Justice Ireland’s call on the Government to give far greater priority to community care.
July 29, 2015

ALONE Raises Concern Over Apartment Plans

29th July 2015 At ALONE we are very concerned with Dublin City Council’s proposal to reduce minimum apartment size standards to just 45 square meters. This 20% reduction could have disastrous effects on older people trying to age in the community. http://www.rte.ie/…/717556-proposal-to-relax-minimum-apart…/
July 20, 2015

ALONE express disappointment over Fair Deal Scheme review

20th July 2015, Dublin  ALONE has today expressed disappointment at the scope of the Government’s Fair Deal Scheme review.
July 20, 2015

Home Truths Campaign

We are asking the government to plan effectively for the housing needs of our ageing population and designate a portion of all social housing units for use by older people
July 3, 2015

ALONE pre-budget submission 2016 calls for Restoration of Benefits and Services for Vulnerable Older People

July 3, 2015

ALONE pre-budget submission 2016 calls for Restoration of Benefits and Services for Vulnerable Older People

ALONE is calling on the government to increase the state pension by implementing the triple lock model which has proven successful in the UK and elsewhere
June 15, 2015

ALONE appeals for greater awareness around elder abuse World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15th

5th June 2015 ALONE is highlighting the need for greater awareness around elder abuse this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th.
June 15, 2015

ALONE launch Home First Campaign 2015 “Why are we forcing older people out of their homes?”

15th June 2015 ALONE have today launched their Home First Campaign 2015 raising the question, “Why are we forcing older people out of their homes?”
May 9, 2015

Older persons charity, ALONE, completes Volunteer Training in New Ross

7th May 2015 ALONE have just completed Volunteer Training in New Ross for those involved in setting up a new Befriending Service for older people. The training is part of a larger nationwide plan to build a national network of befriending services for older people. The first training was completed […]
May 3, 2015

ALONE respond to Residential Landlord Association’s call for removal of ban on bedsits  

Dublin, 3rd March 2015  ALONE have responded to Fintan McNamara of the Residential Landlord Assocation’s comments that the Government should “remove the draconian blanket ban on bedsits”.
April 21, 2015

ALONE support plan to increase ‘housing with supports’ for older people under new Fianna Fáil health policy

Dublin, 21st April 2015 ALONE today broadly welcomes the newly released Fianna Fáil health policy.
April 8, 2015

“Loneliness is a health issue, it’s as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day” say ALONE Friendship Week 9th – 13th February

ALONE are highlighting the health effects of loneliness during their 2015 Friendship week (9th – 13th February).
April 2, 2015

Give something greater this Easter

ALONE asks the public to remember older neighbours who may be lonely 2nd April 2015, Dublin  ALONE is reminding members of the public to check in on their older neighbours over the long bank holiday weekend. Currently in Ireland, almost 1 in 3 older people live on their own (29%), […]
April 2, 2015

ALONE welcome Government’s Emergency Department Task Force

 2nd April 2015 Dublin  ALONE have responded to the Government’s Emergency Department Task Force released today.