August 6, 2020

ALONE calls on Government to implement an immediate and actionable plan for home care services

The organisation urges for a prompt implementation of the strategic plan for vulnerable older people at once, reflective of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has highlighted the need for increased home care services across the country, enabling older people to remain at home as […]
August 6, 2020

ALONE responds to announcement of €73 million for Housing Adaptation Grant

The organisation has welcomed the announcement as it acknowledges the requirements needed for the changing physical needs of older people. ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has responded to an announcement made today by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien on the allocation of €73.75 million […]
July 29, 2020

ALONE calls on Department of Social Protection to increase State Pension in 2021

The organisation is seeking a €7 increase in the state pension to ensure that older people are not left behind in tough economic times. Dublin, 29 July 2020:    ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is calling on the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to increase the state […]
July 21, 2020

ALONE makes an appeal to safeguard security and supports surrounding housing for older people

The organisation is concerned of the increasing lack of suitable housing options and opportunities for our older people. ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has highlighted the growing housing issues prevalent among older people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to this, older people in short-term accommodation are being […]
July 14, 2020

ALONE and TILDA compile report examining loneliness and social isolation in over-70’s

The organisations have compiled a report to highlight the effects of COVID-19 measures on older people in Ireland. Dublin, 14 July 2020:  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has collaborated with The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) to publish a report examining loneliness and isolation among over-70’s during […]
July 6, 2020

ALONE raises concerns regarding access to safe public transport for older people

The organisation has highlighted the difficulties faced by older people in accessing safe public transport during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dublin, 6 July 2020:  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has highlighted the significant lack of accessible and safe transport available to older people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ALONE […]
June 29, 2020

ALONE responds to formation of Government with a series of asks for older people

The organisation has responded to the finalised Programme for Government, addressing issues which will affect the long-term health and wellbeing of older people. Dublin, 29 June 2020:  ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has responded to the finalised Programme for Government, highlighting a number of issues which have caused […]
June 22, 2020

ALONE release Health and Wellbeing plan to support older people amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The organisation has addressed issues relating to the long-term health and wellbeing of older people in a new guidance document. Dublin, 18 June 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has released a Health and Wellbeing plan, addressing key issues which continue to affect the health and wellbeing of […]
June 15, 2020

ALONE calls for protection of our older people against violence, abuse and neglect on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The organisation is also asking members of the public to be vigilant, offer support and safeguard older people who may be struggling in the weeks and months ahead. Dublin, 15 June 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people is encouraging members of the public to be conscious of older […]
June 15, 2020

ALONE responds positively to updated Programme for Government

The organisation has responded to the Programme for Government published earlier today. Dublin, 15th June 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has responded to the updated Programme for Government document released earlier today. The organisation was pleased to see that the Programme for Government contained significantly more references […]
June 8, 2020

ALONE seeks guidelines for older people in the later stages of the COVID-19 roadmap

The organisation has welcomed the partial lifting of COVID-19 restrictions as Phase 2 begins Monday 8th of June Dublin, 8 June 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has welcomed the further easing of restrictions for older people as we enter Phase 2 of the COVID-19 roadmap. With older […]
June 1, 2020

ALONE call for reform of housing and care supports for older people

ALONE call on the next Government to implement alternative housing options for older people Dublin, 1 June 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has called for reform of housing and care supports provided to older people, saying the COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the flaws and gaps in the […]
May 25, 2020

Increase in the number older people struggling financially as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

ALONE Call on Government to take action ALONE has seen in an increase in calls from older people with financial concerns as the pandemic continues, and is asking for Government support during and after the pandemic. Dublin, 25 May 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is calling on […]
May 19, 2020

ALONE calls on Government to implement long term supports for older people as members of the public begin to return to work

ALONE has now received more than 20,000 calls to national helpline but says that we have still not seen the full impact of cocooning on older people Dublin, 19 May 2020:   ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is asking the Government to ensure that long term supports are in place for […]
May 17, 2020

ALONE and Irish Gerontological Society call on Government to take action and provide long term change for older people

Both organisations are seeking long term solutions for the physical and mental wellbeing of our older people from the next Government Dublin, 17 May 2020:   ALONE and the Irish Gerontological Society are calling on the incoming Government to take action to provide long term support services for older people, both […]
May 11, 2020

ALONE warns that cocooning will have a long term impact on the physical health and wellbeing of older people

Call for Government to focus efforts on long term solutions for older people Dublin, 11 May 2020:   ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has cautioned that current COVID-19 cocooning measures will have long term effects on the physical health and wellbeing of older people across the country. The […]
May 4, 2020

ALONE calls for Government action to focus on long-term issues impacting older people amid COVID-19 outbreak

The organisation is calling for Government to focus efforts on long term solutions for older people, and a stronger presence from the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, as Ireland enters next phase of the pandemic Dublin, 4 May 2020:   ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has […]
April 27, 2020

ALONE receives increased number of calls from older people regarding mental health difficulties stemming from cocooning

The organisation are concerned about the impact that cocooning has had on older people’s mental wellbeing, and have renewed their calls for a national strategy to combat loneliness Dublin, 27 April 2020: ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has voiced its concern regarding the impact of cocooning measures on […]
April 26, 2020

ALONE, Gavin James and Bonfire team up for the launch of the charity’s ‘Now more than ever’ video campaign

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, have teamed up with Gavin James and Bonfire Dublin to release their ‘Now more than ever’ campaign, a series of short videos on loneliness featuring Gavin James’s music, which call on members of the public to stay in touch with the older people they know […]
April 18, 2020

Statement to Government from The Alliance of Age Sector NGOs

The Alliance of Age Sector NGOs wish to acknowledge the care being given to our nursing home residents during the Covid-19 pandemic, and to call for equal access to appropriate treatment options for all older people guided by the principles within the Ethical Framework for Decision-Making in a Pandemic (Department […]