Press Releases

March 20, 2017

On your marks, get set… Go running in support of ALONE at this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

  20th March 2017 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 to go towards the provision of vital befriending services for […]
March 10, 2017

Dublin publicans announce community charity initiative with ALONE

  Initiative to mark bicentenary of the Licensed Vintners Association Ambition is to raise €200k for ALONE’S ‘Befriending Services’ Thursday 9th March 2017.  The Licensed Vintners Association, which represents Dublin publicans has announced details of a new community initiative with ALONE, the charity that supports older people living on their […]
February 13, 2017

ALONE calls on public to visit older people this Friendship Week 13th-17th February

Dublin, 13th February 2017 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is highlighting the importance of their Befriending Service during Friendship Week 2017 (13th-17th February). ALONE believes that Befriending can act as a preventative health measure in tackling the effects of loneliness among older people. In Ireland, […]
January 16, 2017

ALONE – The provision of quality home care packages for older people is a necessity

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the government to make homecare a legal right, ensuring that all older people are supported to age in the community. Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, commented, “The principle of ageing at home, and having the right […]
December 6, 2016

Befriending – “The most wonderful thing that’s happened to me”

Dublin, 6th December 2016  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has today launched a video showing the positive impact of befriending for older people. In the video a number of older people, who avail of ALONE’s Befriending Service, thank their volunteers who have made a […]
November 24, 2016

ALONE – Show an older person you care this Christmas

Dublin, 23rd November 2016 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, today launched their Christmas campaign highlighting the isolation and loneliness of older people around Christmastime. At the launch of the campaign Anne Doyle, one of Ireland’s best loved broadcasters, urged members of the public to […]
November 3, 2016

ALONE – “It is time for all charities in Ireland to get serious about quality and transparency”

Dublin, 3rd November 2016  ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has today welcomed the launch of Charities Institute Ireland, a new regulatory body for charities. The organisation, which was formed through the merger of Fundraising Ireland and the Irish Charities Tax Reform Group (ICTR), represents 180 of Ireland’s […]
October 28, 2016

ALONE call on the general public to be mindful of their older neighbours this Halloween

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is asking people to be mindful of vulnerable older people over the Halloween period. For many older people Halloween can be a distressing time with people calling to the door or setting off bangers and fireworks.   ALONE are […]
October 27, 2016

ALONE launches Ireland’s first contactless collection boxes

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, today launched Ireland’s first contactless collection boxes for the Christmas period. The boxes will be in The Butler’s Pantry’s ten shops from the end of November until January 2017.  Ireland’s most famous duo Jedward joined today’s launch and called […]
October 11, 2016

ALONE – Increase in state pension cannot compensate for lack of community services and supports

 ALONE has welcomed the increase to the state pension, announced as part of Budget 2017, but stated that the government needs to do more to support older people in the community. Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, commented “While we welcome the €5 increase to the pension, we have been campaigning […]
October 5, 2016

ALONE call on the general public to be mindful of older people in their communities

ALONE is urging older people who may be feeling lonely or isolated not to be afraid to ask for the help and support they need and deserve. The charity’s comments follow the tragic death of two older brothers in Bluebell, West Dublin. Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE said, “We are […]
September 30, 2016

ALONE – Befriending is a vital health service for older people

Charity highlights the importance of Befriending this International Day of Older People  1st October 2016, Dublin  This International Day of Older people on October 1st, ALONE is highlighting the importance of Befriending services nationwide in the prevention of loneliness and related health issues. Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE said, “As an organisation […]
September 27, 2016

ALONE join with leading NGO’s to call for an increase in investment in Home Care in Budget 2017

    Leading NGOs Call for Increased Investment in Home Care in      Budget 2017 A group of Ireland’s leading not for profit organisations and campaigners    came together today to call for increased investment in home care in  Budget 2017. The majority of people coping with the effects […]
September 2, 2016

ALONE pre-budget submission 2017 calls for an increase in home help hours to meet the needs of our ageing demographic

“Home help hours are a much more cost effective and person-centred way of supporting people with medium support needs to age at home rather than moving them into the nursing home system.” 2nd September 2016  ALONE is calling on the government to increase home help hours in line with demand […]
August 15, 2016

ALONE welcomes Minister McEntee’s comments on home care packages

“The provision of quality home care packages should be a right for all older people”  ALONE have welcomed Minister Helen McEntee’s comments that she wants to extend the Fair Deal nursing home scheme to home care packages. The Minister Responsible for Older People addressed the issue of home care packages […]
August 10, 2016

The provision of quality home care packages for older people is a necessity

The provision of quality home care packages for older people is a necessity. Response to case of 92-year-old woman in hospital for almost 300 days. ALONE have expressed their disappointment in the HSE following the news that a 92-year-old woman has been in hospital for almost 300 days due to […]
July 19, 2016

 Rebuilding Ireland – ALONE welcomes Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness  

  We welcome the housing solutions for older people proposed in Rebuilding Ireland, the Government’s Action Plan for Housing. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Housing Simon Coveney today announced their intention to build and buy thousands of houses and units in a short space of time to tackle homelessness […]
June 17, 2016

ALONE “Oireachtas report on housing does not address crisis among older people”

Housing for older people is not included in report’s recommendations Dublin, 17th June 2016  ALONE responded to the Oireachtas Committee’s recommendations on housing crisis and homelessness. The committee has recommended that local authorities provide 50,000 new social housing units by 2020 and the charity is calling on the government to […]
June 15, 2016

We must protect older people in need” ALONE supports World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

   Dublin, 13th June 2016 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is highlighting the need for greater awareness around elder abuse this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day today, Wednesday 15th June.   ALONE reports that abuse of older people is often carried out by a […]
June 3, 2016

Government needs to listen to the organisations working on a day-to-day basis with older people

3rd June 2016  ALONE have commended and corroborated the report launched today by the Irish Association of Social Workers, Age Action and Alzheimer’s Association.  ALONE have long been advocating for additional home help hours and investment in community care.  Currently 75% of the government’s budget for care of older people […]

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