June 13, 2018

Loneliness Taskforce calls for €3 million annual funding to combat loneliness

PRESS RELEASE ‘A Connected Ireland’ Report launched in the Royal College of Surgeons today   Dublin, 13th June 2018: The Loneliness Taskforce has launched its report recommending that the Government take action on loneliness in the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) today. The report, titled ‘A Connected Ireland’, recommends that […]
May 24, 2018

ALONE hosts BNI ‘Building Stronger Communities’ Seminar

PRESS RELEASE Minister Seán Kyne opens Befriending Network Ireland Seminar   Dublin, 24th May 2018   The Befriending Network Ireland (BNI) seminar, organised by ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, took place in the Ashling Hotel in Dublin earlier today. The seminar was opened by Minister […]
May 15, 2018

ALONE celebrates reaching 1000 volunteers during National Volunteering Week

PRESS RELEASE Charity supporting older people is encouraging people to get involved with volunteering   Dublin, 15th May 2018: ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is encouraging people to take part in this year’s National Volunteering Week as they celebrate reaching 1,000 volunteers today. This […]
May 9, 2018

First meeting of the Loneliness Taskforce takes place

PRESS RELEASE Over 300 submissions received as Taskforce coordinates a response to loneliness in Ireland Dublin, 9th May 2018: The Loneliness Taskforce has had its first meeting today in Leinster House. The Loneliness Taskforce was established by Dr. Keith Swanick in collaboration with the CEO of ALONE, Seán Moynihan, to […]
May 4, 2018

ALONE welcomes announcement of €15 million funding for Housing with Support Demonstrator Project

PRESS RELEASE Charity also welcomes increase in funding for the Housing Adaptation Grant Dublin, 4th May 2018: ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed Minister Damien English’s announcement of €15 million funding for the Housing with Support Demonstrator Project today. The project is being […]
April 26, 2018

€3.5 million in state housing funding awarded to ALONE

PRESS RELEASE Charity acquire 16 new homes in Dublin 8 to house older people Dublin, 26 April 2018: ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has acquired sixteen units to house older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The units were bought by […]
March 28, 2018

How will you pay rent when you retire? Vincent Browne launches ALONE housing campaign

PRESS RELEASE Dublin, 27th March 2018 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the hidden housing crisis among older people. The organisation is calling on the Government to provide funding towards developing a new, age-friendly model of housing […]
March 14, 2018

ALONE invites collaboration from other organisations to tackle loneliness

PRESS RELEASE Charity sets up Loneliness Taskforce in partnership with Senator Keith Swanick Dublin, 13th March 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has collaborated with Senator Keith Swanick to form the Loneliness Taskforce, an initiative to coordinate a response to loneliness and social isolation […]
March 8, 2018

Take to the streets in support of ALONE at this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

  8th March 2018 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 for the day to day running of vital services for […]
March 4, 2018

ALONE urges caution and not to risk slips & falls

PRESS RELEASE Charity asks communities to maintain contact with older living alone Dublin, 4th March 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is urging older people to continue to take extra care and not take any unnecessary risks of slips or falls in the aftermath […]
February 28, 2018

ALONE welcomes government announcement to double fuel allowance

PRESS RELEASE   ALONE welcomes government announcement to double fuel allowance Charity urges older people to stay warm during red weather alert Dublin, 28th February 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed today’s announcement by Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty to double […]
February 28, 2018

ALONE expresses concern for older people during Storm Emma

PRESS RELEASE  ALONE expresses concern for older people during Storm Emma Charity calls on public to check on older neighbours Dublin, 27th February 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is urging older people to take extra care following the status red weather warning by […]
February 26, 2018

ALONE expresses concern for older people in need in advance of extreme weather conditions

PRESS RELEASE Charity calls on public to check on older neighbours Dublin, 26th February 2018  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is urging older people to take extra care during the forecasted cold weather conditions due to hit most of the country over the next […]
February 12, 2018

ALONE “The right to homecare and the provision of community supports for older people are a necessity”

Charity responds to report by Citizens Information Board   Dublin, 12th February 2018 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has responded to a report by the Citizens Information Board which has been presented to the Department of Health. The report, which was delivered as part […]
January 26, 2018

Dublin Publicans raise over €200,000 for ALONE to celebrate 200 years of the LVA

To mark 200 years of the capitals’ bars, Dublin publicans have come together to raise a remarkable €200,000 for ALONE. The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) who represent Dublin Publicans celebrated its bicentenary in 2017 and are delighted to have hit this fundraising milestone –  the largest fundraising donation in ALONE’s […]
January 19, 2018

ALONE: “The solution to loneliness lies in community supports and services”

ALONE responds to appointment of Minister for Loneliness in Britain. Dublin, 19th January 2018  Following Britain’s appointment of a ‘Minister for Loneliness’ this week, ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has said that the solution to loneliness lies in scalable and collaborative community supports and services. Sean […]
January 16, 2018

Warm the heart of an older neighbour. ALONE and Dublin City Council Cold Weather Initiative

  Dublin, 16th January 2018  Following the important launch of the Cold Weather Initiative by The Lord Mayor of Dublin Ardmhéara Mícheál Mac Donncha in December 2017, Dublin City Council’s Community Development Section, in association with ALONE, the Gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade, is re-issuing an appeal to urge members […]
January 3, 2018

Increased supports for older people will help alleviate trolley crisis

Dublin, 3rdJanuary 2018 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is asking the government to prioritise home care packages and community health care services for older people to help alleviate the trolley crisis. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s (INMO) today reported a record high of 677 […]
December 20, 2017

ALONE wins HSE Excellence Award For Innovative Support Coordination for Older Persons

  Dublin, 20th December 2017 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has been awarded the overall HSE Excellence Award for its innovative Support Coordination hub development for older people in Dublin North city and county. The award was presented to ALONE at a ceremony in Farmleigh, […]
December 15, 2017

NEWS RELEASE: Do One Thing This Christmas…

  ALONE urges the public to reach out to older people spending Christmas alone   Dublin, 15th December 2017  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is asking members of the public to ‘Do One Thing’ this Christmas. The charity is asking people to support older […]