Owen, 85, lives by himself in Dublin city centre. Owen has lived happily in the same house for most of his life. He is quick with a joke and is a proud supporter of Liverpool F.C.
Owen was first connected to ALONE through the Befriending service, where he enjoyed the company and companionship through a volunteer once a week. Over time the volunteer became aware that Owen was sleeping on a small couch in his living room. As he has aged Owen has developed mobility issues and eventually was unable to make it up the stairs to his bedroom.
It got so bad that I had to stay down here all the time.
ALONE was alerted to Owen’s issue and worked to resolve his problem and improve his standard of living.
I couldn’t get upstairs to my bedroom. They did everything for me and did up the spare room. They stripped everything. Bought me carpets, bed, curtains and everything. Amazing.
Owen is happy with his new room and is now able to remain living independently in his own home.