February 22, 2019

ALONE launch BConnect technology pilot for older people living in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon

The charity has received €169,365 funding under the Dormant Accounts Fund Action Plan Galway, 22nd February 2019  ALONE, the charity which supports older people to age at home, has announced a pilot programme to provide its BConnect supportive technology to 60 older people in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. The programme […]
January 29, 2019

ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours as yellow weather warning updated

PRESS RELEASE Dublin, 29th January 2019   ALONE is urging older people to take extra care following the status yellow weather warning issued nationwide by Met Éireann. Significant accumulations of snow and temperatures as low as -3C are expected as part of the warning, which is in place from Tuesday morning […]
January 28, 2019

Tony Gunning Art Shop raises €11,784 for ALONE

Charity pop up shop sells hundreds of paintings to support older people Dublin, 24th January  ALONE, the charity that supports older people, today closed its Tony Gunning art pop-up shop which raised €11,784 for the charity. The store, located on the third floor of Dublin’s Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, has […]
December 20, 2018

Give the gift of friendship this Christmas

ALONE urges the public to reach out to older people spending Christmas alone Dublin, 19th December 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is asking members of the public to give the gift of friendship this Christmas and into the New Year. The charity is […]
December 5, 2018

Warm the heart of an older neighbour this winter

PRESS RELEASE Lord Mayor launches ALONE and Dublin City Council Cold Weather Initiative Dublin, 5th December 2018  The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring, launched Dublin City Council and ALONE’s cold weather campaign outside the newly opened Butlers Chocolate Café, 51 Dawson Street today. Dublin City Council’s Community Development Section, […]
November 28, 2018

Have a Laugh for Loneliness with ALONE this Christmas

PRESS RELEASE Katherine Lynch is asking the public to reach out and have a laugh with older people spending Christmas alone  Dublin, 27th November 2018 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, today launched their Christmas campaign which asks individuals to reach out to older people […]
November 19, 2018

One in Three Older people in Ireland Live Alone: SuperValu Encourages More Time for Chat as it Supports ALONE in Tackling Loneliness in Communities this Christmas

Thursday, November 15th, 2018: Christmas can be a very lonely time for many, so SuperValu is set to help address this by supporting ALONE and raise funds to support people who are suffering from loneliness this Christmas. With statistics indicating that there will be over 300,000 people over the age […]
October 29, 2018

Brendan O’Carroll asks public to ‘Have a Laugh for Loneliness’ in aid of ALONE

PRESS RELEASE  Charity initiative hopes to support befriending and outreach across Ireland Dublin, 29th October 2018  Comedian and actor, Brendan O’Carroll, and his wife and co-star, Jenny Gibney, are calling on the public to ‘Have a Laugh for Loneliness’ in aid of ALONE, the charity that supports older people to […]
October 23, 2018

ALONE doubles number of older people supported and volunteers, as donations rise just 15%

ALONE’s 2017 Annual Report can be viewed here: Annual_Report_2017   Dublin, 23rd October 2017 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, launched its Annual Report today which showed a 100% increase in both the number of older people availing of ALONE services and the number of volunteers […]
October 11, 2018

ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours as orange weather warning issued

PRESS RELEASE  Dublin, 11th October 2018  ALONE, the charity which supports older people, is urging older people to take extra care following the status orange weather warnings by Met Éireann as Storm Callum is expected to hit Ireland later today. Strong winds of 130km/h and coastal flooding are expected in […]
October 10, 2018

This World Mental Health Day, ALONE encourages older people to reach out

PRESS RELEASE   Dublin, 10th October 2018  This World Mental Health Day on 10th October, ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is urging older people to reach out and talk if they are in need of support surrounding loneliness and mental health. The charity is […]
October 9, 2018

ALONE call for focused Government support of older people as Budget 2019 is released

PRESS RELEASE Charity for older people responds to Budget 2019 Dublin, 9th October 2018 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed the increase to the state pension announced this afternoon as part of Budget 2019, but has stated that further government action is needed […]
October 2, 2018

Leading NGOs Call for additional € 100 million Investment in Home Care in Budget 2019

1st October 2018 A group of Irelands’ leading not for profit organisations and campaigners came together today to highlight the urgent need for investment in home care services pending the introduction of a statutory home care scheme. While the Department of Health’s plan to establish a statutory homecare scheme by […]
September 28, 2018

ALONE pre-budget submission calls for investment across housing, health and social protection departments

Press Release Dublin, 28th September 2018  ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today outlined its pre-budget submission, which calls for action across the Department of Employment and Social Protection, Department of Health and Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. With home ownership dropping […]
September 19, 2018

ALONE expresses concern for older people following orange weather warning

Dublin, 19th September 2018  ALONE, the charity which supports older people in need, is urging older people to take extra care following the status orange and yellow wind warnings by Met Éireann as Storm Ali hits Ireland. With severe winds of 143km/h in some areas, power supply to some areas […]
August 17, 2018

ALONE announce pilot of THE HomeShare service

PRESS RELEASE Charity supporting older people is partnering with THE HomeShare for three-month pilot Dublin, 17th August: ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has announced a three-month pilot of THE HomeShare services across the country. Homeshare matches people who need companionship and some practical help […]
August 10, 2018

ALONE and The Ink Factory team up to combat ageism

PRESS RELEASE ‘Bucket Listers’ prepare to get inked   Dublin, 10th August 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has teamed up with The Ink Factory to provide five ALONE service-users with a tattoo of their choosing. This week, ALONE and The Ink Factory have […]
July 23, 2018

ALONE celebrates opening of 11 new apartments for older people at risk of homelessness

PRESS RELEASE Charity for older people welcomes new tenants to refurbished homes Dublin, 24th July 2018 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, celebrated the completed refurbishment and tenanting of 11 new units of housing for older people in Earls Court, Dublin 8 today. Cllr Sonya […]
July 12, 2018

ALONE report calls on the Oireachtas to take action to prevent a housing crisis for older people

The report is available online now: Housing Choices for Older People in Ireland – Time for Action PRESS RELEASE Charity supporting older people has called for a spectrum of housing options for older people Dublin, 12th June 2018 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling […]
June 25, 2018

ALONE express concern for vulnerable older people ahead of heatwave

PRESS RELEASE Charity asks communities to maintain contact with older living alone Dublin, 25th June 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is urging older people to take extra care as temperatures expect to approach 30 degrees this week.  They also ask members of the […]